Saturday, February 18, 2017
A Few Days Late
I always keep an eye out for oyster mushrooms growing on trees. This batch is on a sugar maple that had been struck by lightning, with bark blown off and wood exposed. Lightning strikes provide great opportunities for oysters to grow.
These are beauties, and there are a lot of them. Unfortunately, They had been out a bit too long, and were dried up, hard, and just a bit funky smelling.
Be on the lookout for these mushrooms as we head into spring. They like to pop out after a rain, and they will be good for a few days if the weather is cool. We have picked them during summer, but you have to be quick then, because there are beetles that like to eat them.