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See that's funny, because there is no way I would pick and eat a mushroom that looked like that!!! As a kid, and to this day, if it wasn't nearly black underneath, or at least a healthy looking dark brown, then I went nowhere near them. My kids still panic when I pick wild 'shrooms off the oval or under the trees. They hear of deathcap 'shroom deaths and get all worried. I saw some HUGE mushies last week under the trees at the Academy of Science, about the size of a large saucer. Nice and white with brown gills. Trouble is I was at work and nowhere to put them or carry them in :cry:

I reckon some of the 'shroom ilnesses come from the popularity of the asian mushrooms that are in supermarkets these days. These things look like the worst kind of fungus/toadstool imaginable, clinging to a rotten log. So people arent as cautious about wild mushies as you need to be. I still cant eat them :D


Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:13 pm
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I really would love to learn more about identifying the edible mushrooms as there are plenty growing around the place & its free very tasty grub :)

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Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:07 pm
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I'm hoping with the rain we've been having that there's a bumper crop in Autumn :D

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Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:09 pm
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