Back in April I visited my college friend David and his wife Victoria. They live on Whidbey Island, a quick ferry ride north of Seattle. One afternoon during our magical weekend, we took a brief hike in the forest...
...and that no one might step on us.
I had never seen so many varieties of fungi in less than an hour.
I could not identify one of them...
... beyond the kingdom of Fungi.
Then I saw a mushroom similar to one that my buddy Ken-ichi identified for me last January. Hopefully Ken-ichi, impressive naturalist and co-founder/developer of iNaturalist.org, will confirm that this is of the genus Agaricus.
I recognized the morel mushroom from back in the days when I could eat mushrooms without getting a migraine headache.
|Morel mushroom (Genus Morchella)|
I have never eaten a salmonberry, but I bet it's delicious.
|Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)|
Maybe I have to return in the autumn so that I could taste them.