and festivals in honor of all things fungi!
I love to attend mushroom festivals.
We will miss one of my favorite mushroom festivals in Oregon this year. We will arrive a week or so late for the Yachats Village Mushroom Fest.
We should be in time for another favorite mushroom festival.
Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival in Eugene, Oregon.
Wild Mushroom Festival at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Connecticut.
We attended the event last Sunday.
I tried the bread pudding with wild mushrooms from Zest Fresh Pastry.
It was made with Candy Cap mushrooms and was
If you are not familiar with candy cap mushrooms…you will wonder how they taste in ice cream.
Candy caps taste like maple syrup.
I have a few bags of candy cap mushrooms a friend gave me. I like to give gifts of a few candy cap mushrooms to friends and family.
Not to eat..but for them to put in their pocket book or a container.
Whenever the container is opened you get the most wonderful aroma of
This table below was decorated with art by the students of the Denison Nature center.
Traces the life cycle of an oak tree and describes the animals that depend on it for shelter and food.
Mushroom art for sale..
If I had a larger home i might have purchased this.
All by artist Frances Topping
Click on her name above to see her other wonderful works of art.
Now to the guests of honor..
Hi Bill Yule!
A boatload of Hen of the Woods
A most wonderful medicinal and delicious edible.
Found at the base of old oak trees.
A spectacular Chicken of the woods!
Another delicious mushroom when picked young and soft.
The shrooms in the back of the photo are Jack O’Latern mushrooms..
They glow in the dark…
Hen of the woods
Little unidentified mushrooms..
This large wooden mushroom was raffled off to a lucky winner..
Mushroom infused oils…
This was a delicious risotto made with assorted wild mushrooms.
A few books on display near the mushrooms..
A great sculpture of one of my favorite shrooms
Mom and Dad in front..the rest of the gang above.