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Mushroom Foraging Tips – October 2023

Winter decided to go out with a bit of a bang, throwing a cut-off low-pressure system that dumped an abnormal amount of rain over much of the Western Cape in a short amount of time. The resulting floods will likely have an effect on mycorrhizal networks, which may need a bit of time to recover.

That being said, we are finally having some warmer spring days and nights. So now is the time to start keeping your eye on the weather and hoping for some good flushes of Porcini (Boletus edulis), Summer Boletes (Boletus reticulatus), or Bronze Boletes (Boletus aureus). Also keep a look out for Blushers (Amanita rubescens) and Pine Rings (Lactarius deliciosus) as they will likely be coming out in good numbers again.

Enjoy the warmer weather and here’s hoping it brings us some great mushroom foraging!

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