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“Mushroom Mind”

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By , July 31, 2019

Our mushroom season started early and unexpectedly on June 28th when I found a handful of chanterelles on one of the trails near the homestead. The next day, my brother, Dave, went to check his dinghy on a nearby beach, and came home with a decent sized king bolete!

chanterelle mushroom

A nice-sized chanterelle found in a new place near a “secret” patch on the homestead (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Morels for Mother’s Day

By , May 12, 2019

Thursday afternoon, I wandered by the homestead’s original rhubarb patch to look for morel mushrooms.

In 2013, to my complete surprise and delight, I found a morel growing out of the garden mound (see Miracle Morel). A mushroom returned in roughly that same spot for a year or two after that, then nothing. Still, I watched the spot, and hoped.

Predictably, I found nothing there. Then I glanced around the rest of the rhubarb mound, then did a double take. I found a morel elsewhere on the mound, then a second one on the opposite side of the patch!

morel mushroom

This is the smaller of the two morels (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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