Marvelous mushrooms courtesy of LaVerne who was respecting the flora, fauna, and fungi! She writes: “During a walk at Lake Isle we saw many different types and colors of mushrooms. Don’t what kind they are, but they sure are interesting”. Agreed La Verne, agreed.
DID YOU KNOW? A mushroom is the body of a fungus. In fact it is the spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil, or on its food source. Like all fungi, mushrooms are not plants.
MANY MUSHROOMS ARE TOXIC – DON’T GET SICK BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU PICK.
I found a few websites that have information about EDIBLE and TOXIC mushrooms.
TOXIC MUSHROOMS: http://www.mykoweb.com/TFWNA/P-14.html
If you love love love those little fungi – NAIT offers an incredible off-the-beaten-path cooking class Alberta Wild Mushrooms: From Field to Plate. The fine folks at the Alberta Mycological Society are helping to make it the best mushroom class in Edmonton. It includes in-class theory and then a field trip. Students are shown how to identify edible wild mushrooms & then the “Pick & Cook” ensues! Want to know more? http://www.nait.ca/course_HOS88.asp
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