Snow Oysters


Even during the height of winter, it is still possible to find wild edible mushrooms in the forest. These were found a short walk from my front door, growing on a dying Tulip Poplar.

Pleurotus ostreatus

There were also a few other mushrooms out during the snow. The Ochre Spreading Tooth is fairly common throughout much of the year. When you find it completely fresh, it should have a nearly orange coloration to the teeth:

Steccherinum ochraceum

Steccherinum ochraceum

There were also some Trametes out. This is Trametes hirsuta. It looks a bit orange in the photo (as it did in real life), but once it came indoors, it all of the orange hues were gone and it was mostly shades of gray.

Trametes hirsuta