Spring Mushroom Season

Spring mushroom season is almost here, and I can hardly wait!

The mycelium is underground waiting to start growing again. I like to think it is as excited as we are to see spring finally come. Probably more because it’s life literally depends on it.

Growing projects established last year will be stronger this year and should start growing earlier and flush sooner. The weather has been cooperative for starting spring projects also.

Wild mushrooms still need more moisture for a good flush, but that remains to be seen! Snowbank mushrooms are simmering under tons of snow and will follow the snowbank out as it thaws.

I made a mushroom spread last night and will make a soup today from my dried wild stash. Enjoying dry wild mushrooms and planning for the upcoming season is a good way to wait for nature.


Mushroom Book Review


This book was published in 2011, so it uses current naming, and yes the mushrooms are the same, but the names are constantly changing. The pictures are crisp and it is well illustrated. The layout is easy to read and use. It is put together with rings for binding, so it lays flat with one mushroom to a page. There are also some useful tips for identifying shrooms and a few recipes.This is a very good current book for a collection or a good starter book.