I already posted a few pictures from our mushroom hunting adventure on Saturday, but I promised that there would be more!
My good friend Shana recently joined the Puget Sound Mycological Society and invited Amy and I along on their last field trip of the season, this past Saturday. We drove an hour and a half to a small state park, where we met up with a large group of mushroom hunters. Some people had years and years of experience, while others (like us) were brand new. A handful of people made out with baskets full of gorgeous chantarelles and other edibles- but as such newbies we stuck to finding as many different species as we could- mostly poisonous. We spent nearly four very wet hours working our way around a 2 mile loop trail, stopping whenever we'd spot something new.
As much as I love the idea of hunting solely for edibles- we had an absolute blast poking, smelling, picking, and photographing everything that we could. I truly had never noticed that there is such diversity between species, and we learned some really neat mushroomy facts.
Have you ever gone mushroom hunting? What did you find?