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Foray members: Matthew Hutchings, Dan Hewitt

On this 4 hour hike we found one of the biggest oyster mushrooms I've seen. My friend Dan cooked up some of the younger oysters and we had them as part of a cheeseburger. Delicious.

Pleurotus Ostreatus - Oyster Mushroom

Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: July
Time: Early evening
Diameter: 2-20cm
Height: 2-25cm
Terrain: Deciduous woodland
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
This fallen beech is constantly producting oysters at the moment. Weather seems ideal.

Picture Type: Front view

Picture Type: Group

Picture Type: Cap close-up

Picture Type: Top view

Picture Type: Cap edge close-up

Picture Type: Picked

Picture Type: Cooking


Picture Type: Gills
Notes
Month: July
Time: Early evening
Diameter: 40cm
Height: 30cm
Terrain: Deciduous woodland
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
This oyster was an enormous and bluer than any ive seen, particularly the edge which was indigo.

Picture Type: Cap edge close-up

Picture Type: Cap edge close-up

Picture Type: Cap close-up

Picture Type: Cap

This shot was taken by my mate Dan Hewitt and gives an idea of perspective for this monster (the mushroom not me).

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