On a mushroom walk with Daniel Nicholson, THE California Sierra foothills amateur (the best are) mushroom expert. I enjoyed the walk with him yesterday alongside @liam_harton
and a group of other mushroom and edible wild foods enthusiasts. There were maybe 10 groups that split up and went out into the field with experts to collect and ID what species were out in different ecologies this time of year. Mushrooms like growing around certain plants. Some DEPEND on certain plants, or certain conditions to thrive. They are even more closely related to animals than plants. Just like with plants, we have evolved as human beings to be engaged with mushrooms. We are supposed to be scouring the ground, searching, taking in information from nature. It almost seems like common sense, but in our hyper digital age, it feels like a novelty to think this about our bodies and genetics. Take a look at my stories from today to peruse some species that got identified from right here in this county.
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