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Mushroom hunting conditionsMushroom hunting conditions

Enough chicken of the woods to feed an army. Found near my house today,but too far gone to pick for good eating.

Two weeks ago heavy rains penetrated even the dense canopies of evergreen trees,soaking the ground. Then came a heat wave. A week later our woodsy world erupted in mushrooms. [...]

Sliding into fallSliding into fall

Transplants in peat pots ready for fall.

August —the best of the summer months,when the weather more often than not cooperates for outdoor fun,the biting bugs diminish and the great season of bountiful harvests begins. But I can already feel the hours of daylight diminishing rapidly. Crickets now dominate the evening [...]