Chanterelles: Mycophagy or MycoPhotography?
Edible. Choice. So the books describe this distinctive mushroom now growing in our woods. The choice now is mine.
These specimens are in my refrigerator, awaiting a final dispensation: to eat with scrambled eggs for the experience and very few additional nutrients OR to be tossed out in the woods in the vicinity from which they were collected (about 100 feet from the house)Â to produce more for next year–at least for photographic purposes.
I’m confident–mostly–about the ID. There are no deadly False Chanterelles and the gills running down the stems of these fluted forms is pretty distinctive. Still…