Foraging for mushrooms is a favourite pastime of my father-in-law and I am more than happy to 'tag' along. Among younger family members, being asked to go along is like being invited to high tea with the Queen. Even on those occasions, where it can get a bit chaotic, it is a relaxing and still fulfilling wander even if the mushrooms elude our knives and baskets.
Where do mushrooms hide?
Well, this wee puffball and friends like to grow in the vicinity of these moss covered trees. There were several good sized ones in the area and, unfortunately, a few that were a little past their prime. That's ok, there are still a few trips left in the season and hopefully there will be more treasures waiting for us amidst the fallen leaves of the damp cool forest floor.