Well, today I went mushroom picking with mom! It was a glorious sunny summer day today, so walking through the forest looking for the elusive golden chanterelles was very enjoyable!
Chanterelles likes it quite moist and sunny, so this is the kind of forest you need to look for.
And we found some. Not many, but enough to give some flavour for the evening dinner. Please note the yellow birch leaves, very confusing when trying to find yellow mushrooms...
This picture is a little out of focus, but look what a perfect chanterelle!
I also found a perfect birds nest, but due to de-foresting I found it on the ground. The birds need to find a new tree when they come back next year.
A few of our normal mushroom picking sites looked like this when we came today. Not very inspiring, if I am honest.
Luckily they had planted both new furs and pines, so in 20-50 years time there will be a new nice forest here. Of course, then they will de-forest it again.The forest is called the green gold of Finland after all...
This is what you do when mushrooms aren't to be found: you pick blue berries! Delicious like that or with milk.
Harvest of the day. Mom had the same amount, so together we got enough mushrooms for the dinner we had planned.