Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Broiled Fowl and Mushrooms—Capital Thing!

“Mr. Winkle turned to Mr. Pickwick, and murmured a few words; a whisper passed from Mr. Pickwick to Mr. Snodgrass, from Mr. Snodgrass to Mr. Tupman, and nods of assent were exchanged. Mr. Pickwick addressed the stranger. ‘You rendered us … Continue reading

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Fried Fungus Nuggets

I happened across this Hericium erinaceus (bearded tooth, lion’s mane, pom pom) a few days ago. It was late afternoon and after walking a few miles down the trail I was looking for a place to sit and eat a … Continue reading

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Gem-studded Puffball Mushrooms

Gem-studded puffball mushrooms grow in a wide variety of areas throughout Santa Barbara County. The specimens pictured here were growing trailside at the edge of dense stands of chaparral. Unlike the sort of giant puffballs I have found in Oregon, … Continue reading

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Hericium Mushrooms of Santa Barbara County

I spotted a Hericium today growing on an oak log alongside a well used trail. Because there are so many different common names for Hericiums (Comb Tooth, Bear’s Head Tooth, Bearded Tooth, Lion’s Mane, Pom Pom, Hedgehog, Bearded Hedgehog . … Continue reading

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Jack O’Lanterns and Chanterelles

I was out wanderin’ around the other day in the Santa Barbara backcountry and happened to be near a place where I know chanterelles grow. I had not planned on picking any mushrooms, but since I was so close I … Continue reading

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