What luck. Yesterday I had a quick drapery rod installation for a store customer. As I unloaded my tools and said rod entering through the garage, I noticed a motherlode of Black Trumpet mushrooms along the front sidewalk. The customer didn’t really seem to know much about them and just said her yard grew mushrooms instead of grass, which was true as they were several varieties. As I mentioned before, I am not a forager and don’t pick what I find in nature, but it would have been easy to rationalize that by saying they were in someone’s yard who didn’t care. I left them as I found them however.
Black Trumpets-Craterellus fallax
If it was my own yard, I don’t know, I might harvest them as they are choice (I just saw them for $100/lb on eBay). But even when certain I am still hesitant to take a chance as I am far from an expert.
Btw, did you see what I did there? LOL 🙂