Fungi and Mushrooms

“Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom.”
Thomas Carlyle

Emerging beneath the cedar, limestone, and moss that surround the Summer House you will find an abundance of Ontario mushrooms and fungi. Brilliant colours of all shapes and sizes, they start poking through late September, early October.

Remember never to eat a wild mushroom. Accurate identification is tricky.

“In my carpet bag are the mushrooms that I gathered in the woods. With two fingers I pick up a piece and look at it. Then I take a bite and wait for my body to react. Now I’m in a better mood. In a short time I’ll be dead. Or alive. I’m not always sure that there’s any difference.”
― Peter H. Fogtdal, The Tsar’s Dwarf