August 12, 2008

Monsoon Mushrooms

Puffball and king boleteIt has been raining a lot in southwest Conejos County, but most of the mushrooms M. and were seeing were not the ones that we wanted to eat. M.'s Trujillo Meadows bolete patch of 2006 produced only the one in my hand.

Were we too early? Too late? I guess that uncertainty is why they call it "mushroom hunting," not "mushroom gathering.

Young, pickable puffballs were pretty prolific. They are just not as interesting to eat.

We will be looking closer to home in the Wet Mountains next, now that we have had some rain here.

1 comment:

Mungo said...

Yum - that looks good. Wish we had some good mushrooms around here... maybe I just have to get out and poke around.