A topic over coffee with friends the other day included mushrooms. So it was Wednesday that my afternoon forest walk included shots of a few fungi, none of which I can identify. Our conversation included the caution that many mushrooms are edible … some are NOT! As in poisonous. Do your homework if your plan is to include Northwest mushrooms in a meal. Otherwise, just enjoy, like I do, and don’t be afraid to get down to the ground for a better vantage point.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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