Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mushrooms provide proof of a (very) wet summer


We have all, at some time or other, either praised the fact that this summer has been cooler, or bemoaned the lack of sun. The fact that it is one of the wettest on record has been stated many times.

But my morning’s walk was proof that it has indeed been exceedingly wet in the Swiss alps: more mushrooms than I have ever seen, never mind that they are about two months earlier than normal.

Now if only I knew which were edible and which likely to send me to the “Happy Hunting Grounds”. I know that this won’t interest most of you, so skip it, forget to look at the pictures, etc. this one is mainly in honour of my brother-in-law, a biology teacher.