Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Fall is Mushroom Season at the Arrow Lakes

The most common mushroom varieties in our area are the pine mushrooms, the chanterelles (Pfifferlinge), and the lobster mushrooms. Mushroom buyers are setting up their stations as early as September. In October people from all over the province are flocking into our woods in search of the precious pine mushrooms which fetches as an export article the highest price. My wife most probably a direct descendent of the ancient hunters and gathers is also bitten by the annual pine mushroom fever, while I am content with my passion with photography. We drive into one of the lucrative forest areas where we part for one hour or two. Then I always find something worth photographing. Two weeks ago, my focus was on the very small mushrooms, which have a special beauty of their own. Enjoy.

From this magnificent viewpoint we go down to the mushroom forest.

Perhaps some of you mushroom experts may be able to identify the mushrooms. The last mushroom could be a boletus but I am not sure.

28 comments

  1. Robert Parker · 20 Days Ago

    Hello Peter, these miniature mushroom landscapes are just great! 🍄👍

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  2. Amy · 20 Days Ago

    I do love mushrooms! I assume you don’t eat them until you can identify them!?

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  3. Des · 20 Days Ago

    Mushroom hunting sounds like a fun activity, both for the collector and the photographer, Peter. Glad you were able to enjoy an hour or two getting lost in the mushroom forest!

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    • Peter Klopp · 19 Days Ago

      The point is that even when you don’t find any you have experienced a very healthy activity and fun at the same time walking through the forest. Thanks, Des!

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  4. kopfundgestalt · 20 Days Ago

    I’m not an expert for mushrooms. 😦
    The first three pics are tremendeous. The second one immediately caught my eye 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · 19 Days Ago

      It is very important one knows the ones you want to eat. The mushrooms I showed are very pretty, but I would not dare to eat them.

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  5. Labby · 20 Days Ago

    Hallo Peter, dieses Jahr haben wir wenige Pilze gefunden. Liegt aber daran, dass wir zur “Pilzezeit” einfach wenig zu Hause waren. Das erste Foto ganz oben ist so, wie ich mir Kanada vorstelle 😉 Liebe Grüße

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    • Peter Klopp · 19 Days Ago

      Wenn man weit weg von den Städten wohnt so wie wir, dann ist Kanada noch so wie vor über 200 Jahren, wild und schön.

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  6. Debra · 20 Days Ago

    I’ve seen mushrooms just like the ones you photographed in the woods here in Southern Finland. Alas, I don’t know their names. Have to ask a friend who should know.

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    • Peter Klopp · 19 Days Ago

      I do not know many mushrooms but the choice mushrooms I can identify, which is very important.

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  7. Stella, oh, Stella · 20 Days Ago

    What a view! And the mushrooms, one prettier than the other. I think I would join Biene on those trips. We do find chanterelles in the woods here, but there are many, many collectors … 😉

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  8. Ulli · 20 Days Ago

    Ja, jetzt können wir sie wieder bewundern, die Kleinen und Größeren mit Hut. Du hast wieder sehr schöne Bilder gemacht, Peter!
    Herzliche Grüße
    Ulli

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    • Peter Klopp · 19 Days Ago

      Danke!

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      • Ulli · 19 Days Ago

        So gerne! Ich bin sooo froh, dass ich endlich mal wieder mehr Zeit habe eure/deine Beiträge zu lesen und zu genießen. Ich habe einen sehr bewegten Sommer hinter mir und habe den Austausch und die Inspiration stellenweise sehr vermisst!
        Liebe Grüße und dir eine weiterhin schöne und gute Zeit,
        Ulli

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  9. Shepherd Cathy · 19 Days Ago

    Arrow

    On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos Fall is Mushroom Season at the > Arrow Lakes The most common mushroom varieties in our area are the pine > mushrooms, the chanterelles (Pfifferlinge), and the lobster mushrooms. > Mushroom buyers are setting up their stations as early” >

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  10. Pure Glory · 19 Days Ago

    Peter, you definitely found beautiful mushrooms to photograph. I am sure Biene found the coveted mushrooms for selling or eating. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Peter, what glorious images of those mushrooms. I always specifically liked Steinpilze und Pfifferlinge, just with butter and parsley.

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  12. arv! · 19 Days Ago

    Mushroom hunting must be so much fun!

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    • Peter Klopp · 19 Days Ago

      Fun and profitable! Mushroom hunting is also very healthy as you do a lot of walking.

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      • arv! · 18 Days Ago

        great. Certainly, walking in a park is a good idea

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  13. Steve Schwartzman · 18 Days Ago

    The mushrooms in your second picture seem to be glowing.

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  14. Sartenada · 14 Days Ago

    Hi Peter.

    Great post and showing excellent pics. We are not mushroom experts which means that we pick only those which know. 🙂 Thank you.

    Have a nice day!

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