September 206 was dry and we were really searching hard to find a mushroom. September 15 is McDowell’s parents anniversary and usually she celebrates with a day of foraging chanterelles. This year she managed to find one in the forest on Lower Road. Well, even one chanterelle is enough to celebrate with. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.

Chanterelle Anniversary
Happy Anniversary to my Mom and Dad and to everyone in the mushroom world kicking off another fall season!


About Cantharellus cibarius

Cantharellus cibarius, commonly known as the chanterelle, golden chanterelle or girolle, is a fungus. It is probably the best known species of the genus Cantharellus, if not the entire family of Cantharellaceae. It is orange or yellow, meaty and funnel-shaped. On the lower surface, underneath the smooth cap, it has gill-like ridges that run almost all the way down its stipe, which tapers down seamlessly from the cap. It emits a fruity aroma, reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling) and is considered an excellent edible mushroom.

More information: Cantharellus ciborium, Wikipedia