Thursday, 24 September 2009

One of an ephemeral forest on the side of Pike Lake Road ...

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5 comments:

Tamarak said...

I love this one too!
Such a beautiful miniature scene...expect to see a wee elf or fairy peek out!

Mud Mama said...

What a beautiful shaggy mane! This is one of the few I know well enough to pick and eat. They taste like nice mild fish.

Oma said...

I think it is sweet but it dissolves into black ink .... and looks poisonous ... are you sure it is edible?

Mud Mama said...

You're thinking of tippler's bane (which is another kind of ink cap, both are a coprinus mushroom). Interestingly it isn't poisonous either, but it makes alcohol a poison in your system. You can tell the difference between comatus (shaggy mane) and atramentaria (common ink cap) by the shaggy little shingles on the cap.

Tippler's bane used to be used to discourage alcoholics.

Oma said...

Might be a good way to cut down on wine consumption ...