Last year we had a historic mushroom season. Edible and other fungii grew in unbelievable abundance from the beginning of summer until the start of winter. however, this year is not the same. There are virtually no mushrooms about and it has been forecasted that there won’t be. This is due to two factors –Continue reading “Parasol Mushroom – start of mushroom season”
This is a video I made using the Redleaf 1000 trailcam in my attic and garden. It shows the Edible Dormouse and the Pine Marten in better quality than the photos.
This season is somewhat like Limbo – the colours of Autumn have gone as all the leaves have fallen, yet the white of Winter has yet to arrive. Instead, the temperature has dropped uncomfortably low (-8 C in the mornings) and the land looks dead. It takes a huge effort to even venture outdoors. I’dContinue reading “It’s cold already….”
The mushroom season continues and the forest is now thick with them thanks to the alternating heatwave and rainstorms. These are two Birch Boletes, one of the two fungi we forage for. There’s an old saying locally that when you find one look for its brother….
It’s that time of year again when the overgrown bush needs to be scythed. Backbreaking work in the boiling heat, palms blistered and clouds of mosquitoes and horseflies biting. The joys of traditional Carpathian life.