Adventures of the Boomer ‘Shroomers! (Late May Oysters)

Jack Myers finds 4 pounds of Oysters

Today (5/26/17) while we were picking newly sprouted Meadow Mushrooms (Agaricus campestris) in the grasses of a local park, we met Jack Myers and his grandfather (they were fishing for crappie in a nearby pond.) Jack told us he had seen BIG mushrooms sprouting from a cottonwood tree’s base, and took us to see. Below is a picture of Jack, Campbell (our dog), Joy, and Jack’s grand father. We estimated the Oysters Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) he found weighed about 4 pounds. A very fine find, and he shared them with us. Thank you, Jack.

Camping with Cloudy Skies

First camp trip of 2017, with Joy and Campbell. Cloudy skies made our telescope viewing pretty bad, but we did find wild asparagus nearby. Pretty tasty foraging.

A nice shot of our Camp Inn teardrop trailer (aka Vuggie), with the REI Alcove tent for the galley and the side tent where Joy changes clothes and has a portable potty. We pull the trailer with the red Saturn Vue, which Joy named Candi.

It’s true, Geezers like us enjoy camping.

Adventures of the Boomer ‘Shroomers! (Joy finds a Golden!)

Joy’s first Golden Morel

While searching for Black Morels (Morchella elata) along the South Platte, Joy instead finds a very nice Golden (Morchella esculenta). Her big smile may indicate she was kinda excited by her find! She found this beauty on May 24, 2017, which we thought was kinda late sprouting–we usually find Golden in late April or early May.

Joy cooked her find of the day in a little butter, and she shared some of it with Crebs. Yes, very delicious t’was!

Golden Morels

Danny Pavlovsky finds THE first Golden Morel!

In the rain, Danny takes us to his secret morel spot. The Dude knows some of the best spots for Late-April/Early-May sprouting.


Thanx Danny.