Sunday, 1 May 2011

The elusive saffron milkcap

Off to Creswick, an old forestry town with lots of pine trees, hoping for saffron milkcaps at 7 am this morning.

Lots of lovely poisonous funghi. These usually grow alongside the delicious saffron milkcaps, but not this year.

Of course, just because people can't eat these it doesn't mean they don't provide food for other creatures.

We did find ONE saffron milkcap, and it was being eaten as we watched.

Next week, after the rain that's being forecast, we shall go west of Ballarat, to less peopled parts, and search for our favourite mushie again.

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