Monday, December 24, 2012

Red Car Canyon: Holiday Mushroom Spores, Rainfall Totals

Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 17, 2012.  The powdery white stuff on the adjacent plants is spores from a mushroom seen earlier this week in Red Car Canyon.  (Click on photo to enlarge,)
We're tracking rainfall totals in the Corralitas Drive rain gauge...
December 23-24 2012: 0.6"
Season to date: 3.32"
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.