The Plethora of Fungus Among Us

While spring and early summer are the time for showy flowers and tree blossoms in the Shawangunk Mountains of New York, late summer — especially a rainy late summer — is the time for an explosion of forest mushrooms. The variety of fungus found on our 10.5 acres blows my mind. I had no idea.

3 thoughts on “The Plethora of Fungus Among Us

  1. aaplinc says:

    2nd one down looks like a Bolete (sp?) The Emperor aka King Bolete is said to be the most exquisite tasting mushroom in N. America. But you gotta check the color of the underside to make sure. Here they look like baked potatoes. We had them in our front yard after the great floods in MO of 1993. Signed a mutual death pact, sauteed them in garlic and butter, took the first bite in unison, and. . . I have never tasted a mushroom so good. Sweet, delicate, nutty, yummmmm. . . . And we didn’t get sick or die.

  2. Betty Victory says:

    Oh, so delicious looking. and beautiful. Sadly, we all are not able to identify any of these, unless we look in a book. :- (

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