It’s been a while since I’ve been here. But I’m here to tell you a bit about what I’ve been up to.
For the past year, I’ve been planning, researching, and writing a creative non-fiction book called Planted: Stories From Manitoba’s Natural World. And now, I can finally share it with you.
I’m having a launch on March 2 at McNally Robinson Grant Park at 7 p.m. There’s going to be a seed swap, I’ll read a passage from the book, and Laura Reeves and John Morgan will be on a panel discussion about Manitoba plants and fungi.
The club was made up of a group of scientists who met to discuss current scientific questions and discoveries. During a meeting, there was an intense discussion about the theory of relativity, and Buller wanted to settle things down.
How would you settle arguing scientists? With a limerick, of course!
Mushrooms. You either love them, or you have no soul.
Manitoba’s edible mushroom game is strong. Morels, chicken of the woods, chanterelles, and my favourite, the honey mushroom.
The common name, “honey mushroom,” includes various species in the genus Armillaria.
Honey mushrooms in Manitoba grow in late September. The timing varies, depending on the temperature and rainfall. Honey mushrooms do well in damp, woodland habitats. They grow in soil and decompose tree stumps. You can read about honey mushrooms in Barron’s Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada.