Why Are There So Many Slimy Gross Mushrooms Right Now in New Hampshire?
Go ahead.... I'll let you take the line.... Fungus Amungus.
Humungous Mushrooms Are All Over the Place!
You may have seen large mushrooms growing all over more than ever over the past few days. That's because of the rain and warm temperatures we've been getting lately, according to a report from WCVB.
Slime Mold Happens
WCVB spoke to Elizabeth Almeida, who said:
Slime molds exist around us. It'll be there for a few days and then will die, disintegrate, dissolve back into the earth and help replenish your soil. So no need to be concerned if you see some mushrooms or slime mold pop up in your lawn.
Learn To Identify NH Mushrooms
If you'd like to know the difference between mushrooms you can eat and the ones you can't, you can go on an educational hike with the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia, NH.
Prescott Farm Is Located Less Than a Mile From Weirs Beach
If you haven't heard of this place before, you are not alone. Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler, Development & Communications Director for the Farm said that they are less than one mile away from Weirs Beach. The farm works with the NH Mushroom Company in Tamworth to educate visitors on what to eat and what to avoid. Also good to know what mushrooms are bad for our pets. Some dogs will eat anything.
Mold and Mushrooms Can Be Very Slippery When Hiking
If you are going on a hike, remember to be very careful where you step. Even when the sun comes out, the mushrooms and ... slimy mold..... will still be around for a while. A sunny hike could send you sailing if you're not careful.