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Mushroom Challenge
Tue 6-Sep-11
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Toffeeapple
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HFW has this little challenge, anyone up for it?

I'll try that again!

Tue 6-Sep-11
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Not likely, even following those pics I'd be too terrified of picking the wrong ones and poisoning somebody (well, husband) eeekponder

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Tue 6-Sep-11
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I'm with you on that.  Even when I was on a little island in Finland my friend was gathering chanterelles (which are pretty easy to spot), she kept asking me to join in but I just wouldn't take the risk of poisoning her or me.

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Tue 6-Sep-11
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Chanterelles are easy and so are ceps but the blusher worries me. It looks like a brown fly agaric which we were warned off by a friend who took us mushroom picking last year. I thought the fly argaric was only red like this one

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Tue 6-Sep-11
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I din't know that there was a brown one either.  

I'll try that again!

Tue 6-Sep-11
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wave  But you don't have to eat any of them do you?  You only have to photograph them for the challenge!!

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Tue 6-Sep-11
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But I'd never even find one!

I'll try that again!

Tue 6-Sep-11
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Isn't the point though to encourage more people to eat mushrooms?

Tue 6-Sep-11
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wave  Well yes, but if you were not sure..................  big_laugh

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Tue 6-Sep-11
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we found mushrooms here in France recently and took them to the pharmacy where you can have them identified.... cautious to the point of refusal was the response; went away none the wiser ... think I need to find a more willing pharmacist!!

Tue 6-Sep-11
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why don't we do our own photo challenge for the photographic society that has died a bit of a death? I've not seen many yet this year, but then not really been looking. I remember going on a fungus foray a few years ago with an expert and they are everywhere if you look for them.

Tue 6-Sep-11
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wave  I had that idea too Janet.  I failed miserably last month to produce any photos at all.  Can we make it all types of fungii, so we can have more chance of photos.  What does everyone think?

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Tue 6-Sep-11
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ooh yes, I love fungus....

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Wed 7-Sep-11
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A few years ago, we had a delivery of some mushroom compost for the veg patch, and discovered that wood blewits (picture here) were growing amongst it! An edible delicacy for us - the 'full English' was made a little special!

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That was lucky Val, did they taste good?

I'll try that again!

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