Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms

Wind carved tunnel through soft sandstone. We spent yesterday morning wambling our way through the brush, up a shady wet canyon and back down the canyon, up an adjacent exposed sunny ridge over and down again the same canyon. Over … Continue reading

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Afternoon reflections on a deep pool, which would be a lot deeper, as the mineral stain on the rock shows, were it not for the current droughty conditions. Hericium mushrooms are one of the subtle signs of annual change in … Continue reading

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Oyster Mushrooms

Harvesting oyster mushrooms in the mountains of Santa Barbara County. I’m just some lunatic macaroni mushroom, is that it? —Joe Pesci With recent rains having finally fallen after the usual long dry period in these parts, and the winter transformation … Continue reading

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Los Padres Tree Lobster

Hericium in a hole. A Hericium mushroom I harvested today. When sauteed in butter and olive oil it tastes remarkably similar to lobster. It’s a choice wild edible. Meat Lion’s Mane Related Posts: Hericium Mushrooms

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Giant Puffball Mushrooms

I went for a hike on Monday and, after several rain showers in the prior weeks, giant puffball mushrooms (Calvatia booniana) had sprouted up everywhere. I stopped counting after coming across fifty of them. They were all well past their … Continue reading

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