Sunday, October 22, 2006

slippery jack

almost every mushroom that I find has a small bite out of its cap, is there a mad mushroom taster in the parish? This is (probably; the guide books are always a bit vague) slippery jack because the surface is very slimy (glutinous in the jargon) and has distinctly yellowish flesh growing in the pine plantations at Kelly Bray. Edible, perhaps. I think that I am a mycophobic lurcher and must therefore be descended from a long line of anglosaxon hounds.

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