Still, I have already eaten 4 lbs of gathered chanterelles and frozen many more pounds from a sale on chanterelles on Vashon island. (Mum, I picked in the same place we went on Vashon last year, there were fewer but we went on the last day before the park was closed for two weeks for hunting season). I have also gathered boletes, Chlorrophylum Brunneum (shaggy Parasol), birch boletes (leccinum scabrum) and some others for the art rather than the pot.
Beezle has been accompanying me into the woods and has proven to be a great undergrowth dog. He can squeeze under most logs and through ferns without impediment. He hangs out with us and does not go far astray. He sniffs at mushrooms and even tried to eat the boletes in my basket. He has good taste!
|Chanterelles for breakfast with some birch boletes and slippery jack|
|These coprinus micaceaus were a bit watery on toast.|
I have advertised on the PSMS mycoweb list for companions to practice mushroom ID during the week in local parks. I am failing to advance as much as possible due to lack of keen company. Already, I have three people who would like to join me so I am anticipating a few more weeks of mushrooming before the frosts.
|I believe this is Zellers Bolete due to characteristics and the wrinkled cap|
|I suspect these are porcini buttons. From Greenlake area. I have cleaned them |
up after ID. They were a bit damaged by the lawn-mower tractor.