categories: Cocktail Hour / Getting Outside
The woods have been full of mushrooms this year, as I think I’ve mentioned. Not yet a ton of edibles, as in years past, though I passed up a generous fruiting of black trumpets in the Big Reed Reserve, where you generally want to leave things alone. But I took photos, which I hereby share. This is by no means the best mycological fruiting season I’ve ever seen. That has to belong to the late summer of 2006, in the Kit Carson National Forest near Taos. Never before or since have I seen so many species fruiting in such profusion. But Big Reed this past month won the prize for corals, and for species I’d never seen before. Some of which I haven’t yet identified. Photos may not be adequate–but if you know any of these, let me know! 32 species here, and a lot left in my camera… My personal favorite? Green headed jelly babies!