J and I did not pick these mushrooms. We only picked two kinds, that we were both sure were edible. We must have seen about 15 species or more… I feel empowered to collect mushrooms and eat those we are sure of, but I am going to be very very cautious about others.
And I have had people say that they would never eat a mushroom that someone collected. I know some of the mushroom collectors that sell to our food coop and I trust them. Do we trust things in stores more than our wilderness now? And yet some things in stores are not safe….
I hiked yesterday at the Staircase Rapids in the Olympic National Forest. The water was very high and a delicious green. It rained gently the whole time, but that only added to the green and the happy mosses and lichens….
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