Our class field trip to Santiam Pass old growth areas ended with everyone having something to take home, even if it was a few semi-dried Chanterelles. The usual abundance of species was seriously absent. We need rain! For edibles, we found white Chanterelles, a few Hericium specimens, Pigs. Ears, a young Sparassis, more Honey Mushrooms, a couple Shrimp Russulas, and a couple small but nice Admirable Boletes. I think that is it. None of this in any quantity, quite unusual. The area had been picked over before we got there, so it took plenty of looking to find our stash, but 15 pairs of eyes can see a lot. If it had recently rained, the picking wouldn’t have mattered because there would have been plenty for everyone. I guess I will just have to find wetter spots in future. How about the rest of you? Is it dry?
Here is a Cynthia’s photo of what she brought home to eat: