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Tuesday, 3 June 2008


A couple of month someone said to me "All mushrooms are edible. Some of them only once!"
I would love to be a mushroom hunter but unfortunately I know nothing about them. I took this picture near Garlinge Green.
Do you know anything about mushroom? Do you know the name of this one? Let me know...


Nicole said...

Hi again :). It's now a daily routine for me to check your blog :). Here in Romania I was a student for 2 years at Biology before i decided to come to Canterbury. So I think that that mushroom is Fomes fometarius, a small one, once they grow into maturity they become very hard, like the bark of a tree. Hope I'm not wrong regarding the species. It's not eatable by the way.
Kisses from Romania,

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose, I think it is a Fungus. Nice picture anyway. From you know who. LOL.

Marcel said...

"All mushrooms are edible. Some of them only once!" Now that is funny in a sick way.

Ms M said...

Interesting photo -- check out the texture of the fungus. I don't think I'll be having any for dinner, however. :)

Rosie said...

It is a pleasure to have you as a regular :)

John + Mavis
Hello :) Nice to have you visiting my blog :)

Indeed, a very macabre joke.

Ms M
I think we should have dinner together because I am not eating that either!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

I was always given to believe that mushrooms are edible
toadstools are toxic

both are fungi and I wouldn't know the difference most of the time.

Rosie said...

My advice get your groceries from the groceries, supermarkets, market stall, but never from the woods!

Knoxville Girl said...

Nice nature shot. This looks like a shelf fungus. I get my mushrooms prepackaged at the grocers and I'm very happy to leave it at that. Shelf fungus can stay on its shelf, and I will admire it from afar, thanks.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is ROTFLHO* over the edible mushroom comment....

*Rolling On The Floor Laughing His @$$ Off

Rosie said...

I found it hillarious too. The guy who said it to me is one of the tutors in Raymond Blanc Cookery School. He is a kin mushroom hunter and travels all over Europe in search of rare mushrooms.