Lately, the weather has been really dry. We had one day of rain in the last couple of weeks, but it's still mighty dry. So there have been very few mushrooms to find when I have made my trips into the woods.
But there have been oysters. Lots of oysters.
Pleurotus ostreatus is the Latin name for these lovely mushrooms.
They are all over this poplar log.
The "babies" are simply adorable.
To me, at least.
After noticing all the mushrooms springing forth from this log, I brought a jug of water for them.
The creek the log is over is completely dry.
Oysters are supposed to be really tasty mushrooms, but after Hen-of-the-Woods, I wasn't impressed.
I'll try them again another time.
I know this is an obvious warning, but
DO NOT EAT ANY WILD MUSHROOM THAT YOU ARE NOT 100% SURE WHAT IT IS!
Stop by Lisa's Chaos to see what other macros this Monday brings.
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