Saturday, September 13, 2008

Come to Muskoka for Wild Mushrooms ???

We have a family staying with us that goes on trips , not to see deer or moose or loons but to see the area's wild mushrooms. It's called Mycology and the people are mycologists.
There are Mushroom Clubs all over. Also called Mycological Societies. Here's a link to the Toronto Mushroom Club
They conduct "forays" for their members to look and identify wild mushrooms and other fungi.

From wikipedia: Mycology (from the Greek μύκης, meaning "fungus") is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy, and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g., penicillin), food (e.g., beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection.

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