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Not all mushrooms look or taste the same

I love mushrooms, but I also know that I won’t be caught out in the wild picking them unless I’m with someone who knows what to look for as not all mushrooms are the same. Some mushrooms are perfectly good to eat, while others can kill you!

Mushroom Picture #3

Now, I’m not sure if these will, but I just thought they were different and in their own way beautiful, so I brought out the camera and enjoyed what months of rain brought us here in Oregon.

Mushroom Picture #2Mushroom Picture #1

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Comment balloon 11 commentsRespect Realty LLC • May 12 2012 09:35PM


I have heard a lot of sad stories about the "wrong mushrooms" even with experts.  But the right ones are so good!

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 6 years ago


There is a real estate analogy about FSBO's here somewhere.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Todd, mushrooms are so tasty and do add flavor and color to an meal. All the 'rooms' we eat come from the bins at the local grocers. We don't want to experiment

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 6 years ago

Todd, i too love and crave the texture and taste of wild mushrooms especially 'hens & chickens'...not one to gather them I trust the ones who certainly have the ecology there for super growth!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Todd I would not be picking them either.  One thing I can say; they do make a good photography subject.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 6 years ago

Todd, I grew up mushroom hunting with my Dad. We knew the morel mushroom and ate them. They were excellent.


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) over 6 years ago

Cool photos!  Nothing is better than a mushroom but these looks a little on the "do not eat" side!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach ( (757) 560-0881) over 6 years ago

I don't know why God made mushrooms that look so similar to be deadly and delicious... like Chantrelles.. there is a similar one that looks like them but is poisonous. I think I will let other people pic those for me!

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) over 6 years ago

I did the lawn the other day and noticed some wild mushrooms, right in the front lawn..oops, LOL!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 6 years ago

My husband had what I would characterize as a near miss about six months ago. He noticed what seemed to be oyster mushrooms gowing on a fallen oak in the woods, and after doing some research, decided they were ok to eat. I was always taught that you never eat wild mushrooms without possessing the proper mushrooming credentials, but he couldn't be dissuaded, so I quietly checked to make sure his life insurance was paid up while he enjoyed his mushroom omelet. Several hours later, playing golf, he started to feel "funny", and decided to let his fellow golfers know that he might have done something foolish, and to please call 911 if he passed out or went into convulsions. They all decided to continue play. (Possibly foolish decision number two.) Fortunately nothing happened, and after suffering an unsettled stomach for several hours, he recovered fully. Proof once again that it's better to be lucky than smart.

Posted by Pamela Darbyshire (Snapdragon Stage and Design, LLC) over 6 years ago


Definitely some unusual looking mushrooms. They do come in interesting shapes. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 6 years ago

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