So the question we asked ourselves on Sunday was ~ should we drive an hour and a half to see a mega rare bird in Rhode Island ~(Wood Sandpiper)…
drive a half hour to Hopeville Pond look for some mushrooms?
I suppose we aren't as serious as some of our birder friends who traveled many more miles to see the Wood Sandpiper.
We opted for the shorter trip to look for a few shrooms.
So off to Hopeville Pond State park we went..
We walked through the campground to the pond..looking for mushrooms along the way.
I will tell you that I know very few mushrooms…Maybe twenty or thirty..
There are soooooo many different kinds of shrooms and like everything..I have lots to learn.
This mushroom below I believe to be some type of Amanita.
If you want to ID these mushrooms
or if you know what they are please feel free to let me know.
Jeff and I are used to picking edibles in Oregon in the autumn , we spent many a fall in Oregon going on forays with experts.
I think these below are in the Russula family
Edible..I have a few I will be cooking soon.
? We call the shrooms we don’t know LBM’s
Little brown mushrooms
Jeff found this cute little chameleon eating a mushroom
Puffballs that have gone to spore..I pressed the puffball and the spores came out like smoke.
Watch this very short video to see the spores..
Some type of Bolete
looks a bit like Lactarius deliciosus ?
A beautiful Purple mushroom
I was given these by someone from the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society that we happened upon at Hopeville Pond. They were having their weekly foray. It was fun chatting with other mushroomers.
I brought these home to cook, but found them too buggy.
These I will cook tomorrow with my eggs.
Remember…Do Not Eat mushrooms unless you are 100 percent sure of what they are!
If you want to pick mushrooms..
Here is a list of safe ones..Via
David Fishers Website
AMERICA'S BEST, SAFEST
EDIBLE WILD MUSHROOMS!