Saturday, December 8, 2012

Red Car Canyon: Mushroom Season

Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 6, 2012.  One of the large logs in the canyon sprouts polypore mushrooms every rainy season.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 6, 2012.  A recurring theme among neighbors with young children is how much the little things have to offer kids on the Red Car Property.  It's an adventure to explore mushrooms growing on logs.
Reminder: pick up after your dogs.  It's become challenging to shoot great photos without watching your step.  And the poop is piling up all over the neighborhood.
Learn more about mushrooms: MykoWeb's guide to the Fungi of California
Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control, on the issue of toxicity. 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.