In the Netherlands 2013, is the year of the beech marten and the fire salamander. And the year of the grey partidge.
The Dutch mycological society has decided that 2013 is also the year of the chanterelle.
This video is called How to find Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms, aka Cantharellus Cibarius.
This edible fungus used to common in the Netherlands, but has declined lately.
- Chanterelle and thyme quiche (saffronandhoney.com)
- Favourite fungi of the Netherlands (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Fall Foraging (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)
- Polenta with Chanterelle Mushrooms (thebitesizedbaker.com)
- ‘Closer to the Ground’: One man’s quest to bring his family closer to nature (mnn.com)
I haven’t heard of this mushroom… It would be great fun to go looking for them…! 😉
Alas, living in Australia I won’t find them….
“Cantharellus species are found throughout the world in association with mycorrhizal host plants, including Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia.”
Many fungi are much more cosmopolitan than most plants; as spores are lighter and spread more easily than seeds.
Then perhaps I shall get to see one after all…. 😉
“Cantharellus cibarius var.australiensis can be recognised by its uneven funnel-shape ,deeply decurrent often forked gills and apricot colouration .Broken flesh has a faint but distinct apricot -like odour.
Spore print white.
Thanks to Fuhrer & Robinson Rainforest Fungi of Tasmania”.
It reminds me of a beautiful ‘skirt’….! 😉
When I was small, we used to pick lots of them to eat.
Now there are a lott less. Probably over-harvesting, acid rain in the 1980s and other factors.
In which country do you live…?
Yes, sad indeed, though very recently they seem to make a bit of a comeback.
I live far north west of Australia 🙂
Oh, now that’s surprising…. I don’t know exactly why however, I had assumed you lived somewhere in Europe…!
Sorry, I was a bit unclear.
I meant “far TO THE north west of Australia”, not north western Australia 🙂
Now you have me very curious…! 😉
I completely understand you … however, this is an anonymous blog for privacy reasons 🙂
No problem…. I absolutely appreciate what you are saying, and have no problem enjoying your blog in its anonymity….! 🙂
is it really 1913, or is it 2013 ?
Of course it is 2013, Valerie!
Thank you so much! I have corrected it 🙂
I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for these next time we are high up in our mountains here…thanks for the information!
You are welcome 🙂 But:
“Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, commonly known as the False Chanterelle, is an orange funnel-shaped mushroom which has been confused at times with the true chanterelles”. It is indedible: some say poisonous:
Thanks for the link and even more info. I try to be super-cautious about any shrooms we pick. I carry a small field guide but still usually wait until we get back to civilization to check-and-double-check them all before I dare ingest any. Half the time I end up only taking neat photos of them…they grow so funny and in such unusual places!
Hi MisBehaved Woman, small field guides are often not enough for identification.
I know about at least one country where there are about ten times as many fungi species as bird species. That might be true for other countries as well, including the USA.
How many bird species are there in the US? 800? So, you see …
Yep, that’s why I either just take photos or wait to verify species until I get home if it isn’t one I am long familiar with. I am working on my own guide to carry with us and am making it region specific for easier use. Always better to be safe than sorry…or sick…or worse!
Yes, you are right.
Even picture guides of 800 pages are often incomplete for fungi.
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