Fungus is here

It’s mushroom time. This summer with all of the extra rain it was looking like lots of mushrooms would appear. Unfortunately the rain stopped and the heat went way up.

The climate in the foothills can change quickly and drastically. We have lots of tall grass from earlier moisture so the mushrooms that did show up this season have many great places to hide.

I see a few Puffballs, little white mushrooms, that are a mainstary around Evergreen on morning wallks. I check the usual hideouts for bright orange Charterelle and find them vacant.

This year I’m frustrated that I find so little on my searches, but I’m excited about my plan for next year because I found out about the Colorado Mycological Society. And about their forays to hunt mushrooms. I think it is time I look for expert guidance.

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