Front Page Photo: Shaggy Manes
By Penny Eubanks
October 25, 2005
I was very pleased to see a picture
of shaggy manes on Sitnews front page. I have been an avid mushroom
hunter for years and have prided myself in the ability to find
an edible even in metropolitan parks! I have wished since moving
back to Ketchikan that there was a mycological society here.
In the lower states large mushroom expos coordinated by mycological
societies would take place in the spring and fall, making it
easier to identify wild species rather than rely on pictures
So far in Ketchikan I have
not been lucky enough to find anything but shaggy manes and a
few angels' wings, other than years ago I found one specimen
of King Boletus in old growth timber. I would love to see pictures
of other edible species of Ketchikan if anyone out there is familiar
with other varieties.
Shaggy manes is one of the
first mushrooms I show a beginning collector as it is the easiest
to identify once familiar with its various stages of maturity.
Gathering food from nature is one of the most rewarding pleasures
of rural living.
Plaza Operations Manager
Ketchikan, AK - USA
'Lawyer's Wig' - Wild fungi offer unusual beauty during the
fall. The shaggy mane, or lawyer's wig, can be easily found during
October all around Ketchikan - not surprising as they are most
abundant with fall rains. - More...
Front Page Photo By Chris Wilhelm
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