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Morning photo: Moose trio

Mushroom search yields wildlife photo

 

After attending the North American Mycological Association's 50th annual foray near Winter Park Saturday, I stopped at the base of Berthoud Pass for one more quick mushroom search along the Fraser River. This moose cow and her two calves were also enjoying the lush riparian habitat in the area.

SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s morning photo post is also a pictorial week in review, as you can click on the following photos to go back and visit one of the stories published in Summit Voice this past week. Thanks for all the reader contributions this week, by the way! We’d love to more of your images, so send your best shots to bberwyn@comcast.net. More after the break …

 

Holding a net in one hand, I still managed to pull out my camera to take some photos from an electroshock fish count in the Snake River at Keystone, Colorado. For this year at least, brook trout seem to be making a comeback in the stream that was devastated by a surge of toxic heavy metals in 2007. Click on the picture for the story.

I spent part of Saturday searching for fungi near Winter Park with some of the top mycologists in the country. This hawk's wing is an unmistakable edible wild mushroom that's quite common in Summit County. Click on the photo for a short video tour of Summit County's fungi.

Several species of local edible mushrooms dry on the kitchen counter at Summit Voice HQ, including Boletus edulis (porcini) on the middle rack and far left, Agaricus Amicosus (closely related to portobello) on the nearest rack and a Leccimum species, often called red-cap, on the far rack.

Gorgeous chanterelles ready to be cooked. You can learn to identify some of Colorado's fabulous fungi at one of several upcoming mushroom festivals. Click on the image to get more information.

Chanterelles and hawk's wings cooked in a creamy pasta sauce.

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4 Responses

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  2. Enjoyed the moose photo and the mushroom pictures. Here, near Toronto Canada, we’ve had a pretty good season for chanterelles, and plenty of Hypomyces lactifluorum. I pick some boletes but I’ve yet to find a B. edulis in the forests near my home.

    • It’s been a good year for chanterelles here, too, and some people are saying it’s the best in recent memory for boletes. Thanks for visiting Summit Voice and the feedback. Happy hunting!

  3. I am looking for a guided mushroom foray near Breckenridge in October. I’m a novice. Can anyone send me in the right direction? I sure would appreciate it.

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