Saturday, December 22, 2012

Corralitas Drive: Christmas Fungus Frenzy Continues With Chicken Of The Woods

Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 18, 2012.  Looking more like something from a coral reef than a Silver Lake backyard, this is a paler version of the same species of mushroom, Chicken of the Woods,  we've seen in a Corralitas neighbor's yard before.
Recent rains have produced a fungus bonanza in the neighborhood.  Tomorrow's is one we had never seen before.  Click here for all the mushrooms we've documented in the Red Car Property neighborhood.
Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control, on the issue of toxicity. MykoWeb is the resource everyone seems to refer to for mushrooms. The Los Angeles Mycological Society has a recommended reading list.
We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.