British Columbia are literally on the ground.
Our temperate weather makes the perfect
conditions for growing mushrooms.
Take this Candy Cap mushroom above.
Lactarius rubidus tastes like maple syrup when dried.
Mushrooms possess some pretty impressive names.
From the Shaggy Parasol to Honey Mushrooms,
Chanterelles and the Fairy Ring,
the Pacific Northwest embraces
hundreds of varieties of both edible and
non edible beauties of the fungus family.
Always best to take a mushroom expert along
with you if you intend on eating any of these
visual delights, since some varieties are both
exceedingly beautiful and exceedingly poisonous.
For me, the delight is in the finding these treasures
of the forest floor. Bringing back a photo or two
to inspire and delight others into crawling around
for themselves is a sheer joy.