Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mushroom Hunt

AJ really missed out on this one, but I took the kiddos and joined Uncle Char and Auntie Hannah for a short hike and mushroom identifying expedition.


We found a moist hillside with a spring trickling through.

Auntie Hannah sat dutifully with the book in hand,

while  some of us sat and watched,

and the cousins scoured the forest floor.

Once my crew got into it, they were impressive in their scouting abilities!

 I bet they discovered several dozen different mushrooms.
How many of those were identified with certainty is, well...
less certain.

I think he was smart in his mushroom-handling.  That's probably how I would have held it.
IF I had been picking up fungus, that is.

These were my own personal favorite varieties ;-)

It was a fun outing.  Thanks Uncle Char!


Grace McHugh said...

I love that last picture. I love muck boots on children. Just the plain black with dull red soles. It just says "mud." Impressive shrooms as well. bleh Sorry mushrooms give me the heebee jeebees. And I'm a farm girl!

Momma Bug said...

Haha! Yes.. That's why AJ missed out. He can't figure out why anyone would WANT to eat fungus! I can't say I was eager to cook any of it. In fact, as much as any little boy cajoled, I put my foot down. WHY would I cook mushrooms that taste like licorice? A mushroom is it's own problem, but licorice is a serious waste of good taste buds. ;-)

Photo Momma said...

I like mushrooms! Looks like a fun expedition. My grandparents hunt mushrooms and are very knowledgeable about them.

SarahJane said...

Mmmmmm. Mushrooms!!!!
I'll take 'em off your hands :o)

Momma Bug said...

The Morels this Spring were Ah Soo-PERB! ;-) I'll cook them and eat them too.

SarahS said...

Looks like lots of fun :)