He is the first to spot any wild berry bushes when we go hiking. He loves to learn about different uses for all the different plants we find growing and we often go out with a identification guide in our hands. He has been interested in learning more about mushrooms for awhile now so last week when he came in and told me I had to come see a mushroom he had found I went out to see. I had a look and the name that came to mind was a Shaggy Mane. We looked it up online and saw that it was, we also learned it was a pretty easy one to identify and that it was edible. Since he was interested we went to the library and picked up three mushroom identifying books and then came home to learn more.
We sliced it open and double checked in the books that we had the right mushroom.
And we've been finding and eating them almost every night since. Delicious! E (and the rest of us) are even more inspired to start finding out more about mushrooms and all wild foods.