Spring seems to have truly sprung this weekend here in Western Michigan. Yesterday and today have given us beautiful warm and sunny weather. They must have been just the missing ingredients our LBM’s (little brown mushrooms) needed to reveal themselves. Yes, we have mushrooms! Some sprung up near my home just last night. I have little, if any, experience in identifying fungi so I immediately started researching how to correctly identify the genus I discovered (see below).
After some quick, but thorough research, I discovered….well….that there are a million genus’ of mushrooms that resemble the ones I found. They are placed in the catchall category of LBM‘s (little brown mushrooms) and it is strongly advised not to risk harvesting and ingesting these types of mushrooms. So, that’s a no-go on a possibility of mushrooms for this upcoming weeks meal. We’ll continue to look for new produce this week, but man! I really want something other than cattails!