(Forageworthy) Fungi Flashback Friday: Pleurotus ostreatus*


Pleurotus ostreatus

It’s (F)FFF Time!

You may remember this image from a post I made earlier ๐Ÿ™‚

I fondly recall the dinner made from these oysters. I’ve had store-bought oysters and their flavor pales in comparison. How did I verify their edibility? Scent and physical characteristics like gill structure and surrounding environment (is it growing on a dead piece of wood? What kind of tree is the wood from? This stump was from an oak tree). Fried these babies with garlic, tasted JUST like bacon!

Find more info to help you forage safely here (I love this site): http://www.mushroomexpert.com/pleurotus_ostreatus.html


Genus: Pleurotus

Species: ostreatus

Edibility: Choice



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Happy foraging!

The Superheroes Beneath Your Feet


Pleurotus ostreatus growing on a dead tree stump

Do you want to help reverse the damage we humans have inflicted upon the Earth?

Interested in learning what you can do in your own backyard to remediate the Earth’s natural cycles of nutrients, which humans have disrupted with factories upon industries upon capitalism?

If we don’t protect the Earth’s biodiversity, we’ll have to say goodbye to many of the organisms we enjoy today, including all flowers and fruit.

Mycoremediation, which is use of fungi as a bioremedy to eat up plastics and other contaminants, is one solution – one we can all participate in every now and then. With a little sweat, we can preserve soil diversity so that our children will know the joys of reaping literal fruits of their hard labor. Read more at Ctenidium [ten-ID-ee-um].