Sunday 24 August 2014

Chick of the woods

Chick of the woods
Going down the drive I spotted a future supper. At eye level, sprouting from an oak, was a tiny chicken of the woods; a very tasty mushroom. It has only formed in the last couple of days and at the moment it’s more of a chick than a hen. These fungi can grow very big, maybe a couple of kilos in weight. Could be in for a season of mushroom omelettes. I think it’s posh name is Laetiporus sulphurous.

Last year there was a huge specimen the other side of the drive and I’d noticed it a few times since we’ve been living here. But there’s no point looking for that one at the moment, they only grow every other year.

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