Monday, April 24, 2006

Morels are Back!!!

Morchella elata (Grey Morel). Morels are in season. The park where we hunt for them was packed with people out looking for the tasty fungus. This tiny morel was overlooked by the previous mushroom hunters that passed through the woods.

Gyromitra esculenta (False Morel). Don't eat this one!

Verpa conica. Don't eat this one either. They will make you feel sick.

Polyporus squamous (Dryad's Saddle). This one is edible, but I wouldn't try it. It smells like watermellon. I don't think it would taste very good, so what would be the point?

Large Yellow Morel hiding behind some plants.

Tiny, newly emerged Morchella esculenta (Yellow Morel).

Three Yellows.

Dimpled Morchella esculenta.

Morchella esculenta (Yellow Morel).


Tiny, newly emerged Morchella esculenta (Yellow Morel).

Morchella elata (Grey Morel).

Morchella esculenta (Yellow Morel).

Devil Urn.

Group of three.

Morchella esculenta or Morchella deliciosa (which ever you call it, it is a delicious Yellow Morel, albeit a really tiny one).

Purple Trillium.

Coprinus micaceus (Mica Caps).

Polyporus acrularious 2.

Polyporus acrularius. I don't know if it is poisonous or not, but no one would want to eat it. It is very tough and fuzzy.