Most mushrooms seem to have a short life and are withered and gone within a few days or a week.
|January 20, 2015|
|February 17, 2015|
Having survived through a vicious winter cold spell with snow, ice and single-digit temperatures, this is what is left nearly two months after I first spotted them.
|March 11, 2015|
Oyster mushroom trivia:
- Now cultivated around the world, they were first cultivated in Germany during WWI as subsistence food.
- They are one of the few carnivorous mushrooms; they actually devour the nematodes residing on the host log. They hit them with a toxin then suck out their juices.
- Oyster refers to the shape of the cap which is similar to that of an oyster shell.
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