Just a short blurb to let my friends – you – know we found 8 lobsters while hiking Big Ridge yesterday. Adam found them while I stopped to rest (getting old) about where Big Valley and Ghost House trails split. I checked out Mega Patch (look in August archives) on the way home, but didn’t see any sign. Aug 15 is fast approaching. Had two inches of rain, more or less, last week and it got cool.
You know, change in moisture and temperature is good for sexual reproduction – of mushrooms! Start checking your patches. One year, bumper crops of Lobsters occurred here (Tenn), NC and north Georgia within two days of each other.
On the down side, it looks like chanterelle season is over in the Great Valley. I’ll start checking higher elevations though, because the is always Hope, Patience and Humility to keep us going.
Asheville Mushroom Club foray tomorrow.