Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Red Car Canyon: Fungus Farm

Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 17, 2012.  A patch of 4 - 6" mushrooms sprouted in the middle of the wooded canyon area.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 17, 2012.  Dark and damp conditions in Red Car Canyon are ideal for mushrooms.
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.