South-Western Ontario · Wild Mushrooms

Late Fall Oyster 2017

The sudden cold snap in Southern Ontario introduced deep minus overnight temperatures. I think that will mark the end of blewitts, shaggy parasols, orange milkies and other mushrooms. Tricholomas will probably proliferate after the frost. Unfortunately none of them are on my list of edibles. Too many similar gray species and some are known to… Continue reading Late Fall Oyster 2017

Foraging · South-Western Ontario · Wild Mushrooms

Cambridge, August 27th, 2017

On weekend I visited forest near Cambridge (Ontario). The area is some 45 km North-West of my home. I was passing through really old hardwoods and area with mature spruce. Hardwoods The most spectacular was strong showing of clusters of Clitocybula oculus.  In my main field guide (Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada) the name… Continue reading Cambridge, August 27th, 2017