Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Identifying mushrooms is a long standing tradition in Europe. Most mushrooms in Europe have been identified and studied my the many prestigious mycological societies throughout the Old World. In North America, not so much. One mycologist who had catalogued European mushrooms bemoaned his decision to take on North American mushrooms once he realized the scale of the region and its lack of previous documentation. Indeed, even at Potic Cottage, we've had a huge variety of mushrooms pop up seemingly overnight with subtle differences that could be the difference between edible and toxic.