Friday, October 16, 2015

Red Car Canyon: Fall Fungus Season

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 10, 2015.  The Polypore mushroom is about 4" across this year.  In the past it's been as large as 8 - 12".  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Last week's rain combined with the high heat means it's time to check all the usual places for the scenic mushrooms.

Click here for all the fungi we've documented in the 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

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.