Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Over the mountains
This morning while driving through the foggy mountains to Ashville to pick watercress, I spotted some mushrooms growing high up on a dead tree. Colours really pop on an overcast, foggy morning. There were three oak trees with oyster mushrooms on them. I was almost too late. A lot of them were weeks old and rotting. I was able to cut several pounds of them. It looked like the mycelia was filling these trees up by the shear numbers of rotting mushrooms. It has been my observation that mushrooms grow the most near the base of the tree.