My Boots n Me is your inspirational source for hundreds of day and weekend trips around Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada. For families and photographers British Columbia has something to offer everyone. Stop awhile and savor what Mother Nature has in store for you.
You will never be disappointed.

~~Karen Cooper~~

BC, Rain and Waterfalls

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Best Places to See in BC - Mushrooms of the Forest Floor

Some of the best places to see in
British Columbia are literally on the ground.
Our temperate weather makes the perfect
conditions for growing mushrooms.
Take this Candy Cap mushroom above.
Lactarius rubidus tastes like maple syrup when dried.
Mushrooms possess some pretty impressive names.

From the Shaggy Parasol to Honey Mushrooms,
Chanterelles and the Fairy Ring,
the Pacific Northwest embraces
hundreds of varieties of both edible and
non edible beauties of the fungus family.
Always best to take a mushroom expert along
with you if you intend on eating any of these
visual delights, since some varieties are both
exceedingly beautiful and exceedingly poisonous.
For me, the delight is in the finding these treasures
of the forest floor. Bringing back a photo or two
to inspire and delight others into crawling around
for themselves is a sheer joy.