Winter and spring are finally over although where I am at, it still feels like spring with all the rain and the low temperature. We are in the middle of summer and mushroom hunting has begun. I have seen a lot during my runs in the woods (really good for the heart and of course the soul…talking about the run here) and I am very excited to share it with you soon. The mushroom world really is fascinating and very vast!!! This is my second season of mushroom hunting and I still am being surprised by the variety of its species. What I have seen these past days weren’t the same ones I saw last year. Why is that? I mean, I still run on the same path I ran last year and about the same time of the year. The rose I planted buds and blooms every year, so where are the mushrooms of last year? I hope you’ll be able to answer that in this simple illustration of the life cycle of a mushroom.
LIFE CYCLE OF A MUSHROOM
I enjoyed making this simple illustration of how the life of a mushroom begins and I hope you’ll enjoy it too and learn something
The lifespan of a mushroom varies from hours to weeks depending on the type and environmental condition. In my homeland, we tease people and call them mushroom or “kabute” when they suddenly appear or disappear without warning. Although expert mushroom hunters know when to hunt, they still have to “hunt” or look for them since they do not necessarily spawn on the same site or on the same time of the year. Much like everything….mushrooms, too, depend on the right condition to happen!!!
With that, I wish everyone a happy mushroom hunting this season!