Daily Archives: November 15, 2014

Winter Mushrooms

The other day when I was out walking Canelo we went the same route we always walk. The road along the lake. I saw something yellow on the other side of the ditch. Small yellow mushrooms. They grow on a rotting tree trunk. I really don’t know mushrooms well at all. Back at home I looked for the mushrooms from an old book we have. The book is from 1952 with nice drawings in colour. According to the book and after browsing the internet I think it is winter mushroom [Flammulina velutipes, Collybia velutipes]. I may, of course, be wrong. Anyway. The mushrooms look very nice. They lit up the already gray nature. I think I have, long ago, seen some, maybe even photographed, but then didn’t think more of it. I read an article in a Swedish news paper saying the winter mushroom is unknown to many and that it’s edible. But, since I’m still unsure I better not pick and eat of them.
Winter mushroom, Flammulina velutipes, Collybia velutipes IMG_8212C Winter mushroom, Flammulina velutipes, Collybia velutipes img_8216C Winter mushroom, Flammulina velutipes, Collybia velutipes IMG_8222C