“Can you eat them?” is the question I’m inevitably asked when we find dense mats of mushrooms growing up from our wood mulch after a good rain. And while these ones look quite showy and fleshy, you’d easily walk by them without a second glance. Each mushroom is no more than the size of a […]
I found this lovely lilac-colored mushroom growing in a pile of mulch. Didn’t think too much of it, except that I loved the distinctive color and prominent gills. I’d forgotten about my little discovery for a couple of weeks until last night, when I happened to come across a site identifying edible mushrooms in California. […]
The boyfriend and I are up in the Bay Area this weekend to spend Christmas with his mom. While hiking around her backyard in Marin (and by backyard, I really mean the sprawling forest behind her house), I found these mushrooms on a hillside. Oh, those coral mushrooms — love.
An overnight surprise in one of my herb beds, after a good rainstorm.
After a good rain, I’m always finding a random mushroom here and there in the garden. These tiny shrooms emerged from a bed of woodchip mulch, and after some Googling, I discovered they were Cyanthus striatus, also known as Bird’s Nest Fungus. In their immature state, they look like white nubs, no more than a […]