Little Orange Mushrooms
One thing I’ve learned from reading about mushrooms is that they will change their look quite quickly – some of them. They may only last a few days or they can last into winter and beyond. Some are delicate and easily broken or mashed and others are as hard as a rock (almost).
As I photograph the mushrooms I see in my area, I look them up in my books for identifying and find that I seldom can discover what they are.
My Audubon “Field Guide to New England” only lists a few mushroom types and warns that at least 10 of the mushroom species in New England are deadly poisonous to eat so making a mistake in choosing can cost you your life. I will only be photographing and not picking to eat.
2 thoughts on “Little Orange Mushrooms”
Have you been able to find any edible ones using your book? I wonder if Criminis grow in the wild. Once you are able to identify the edible mushrooms in your area, you should have an endless supply!
I consume mushrooms several times a week…mainly Crimini and Portobello because are loaded with nutrients you won’t find in most other foods (from what I’ve read), and because they are very tasty.
The ones I mentioned above are very “meaty.” But, yes…like you…I would want to be absolutely sure (like maybe 110% sure) that what I was finding in the wild was safe to eat before loading up my frying pan or salad bowl.
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