Observation 130798: Boletus edulis Bull.

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Yes, I have the same feeling.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-27 08:23:29 PDT (-0700)

Whenever there is a good spot for rare fungi it will not last long in the last few years. This eco-insanity with renewable energy that causes the last intact old and younger woods to be destroyed was the last thing the planet needed. Instead of forcing the betterment of PV they enforce the use of wood fuel once more. For more than 30 years all the small woods around me developed undisturbed because they had no financial value anymore and they became jewels for endangered species not only of mushrooms but in the last decade they fell one by one. I dare not to go to the woods near me anymore for every time I do so another wood is lost. Greed is so enormous because of that insanity that soon there will be no more intact woods left. Now imagine what happens at the same time to the primeval tropical forests and then think of what will our future be like. I hope I’ll be dead before there is no more wood left.

You could be right
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-27 07:36:16 PDT (-0700)

Thanks God I don’t see anything destroyed on purpose here, I can’t understand how people can do that. Teaching how to respect nature in general would be a useful thing in that case, I agree. But that referred people around ne, are city people, they don’t even go to the forests like us. In fact, I have to find someone with the same interests because the person I “oblige” to accompany me is always saying “let’s go home”, “I’m tired”, “it’s enough”, “you’re getting sick with this”, etc bah …(I’m feeling so alone in my madness rs)

The thing that mostly makes me nervous here is the cutting of trees, and fires caused or not. Sometimes seems that they persecute me, destroy all small ecosystems where I “hunt”.

No, that would be an even more wrong way!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-27 07:09:40 PDT (-0700)

If you teach people to shun mushrooms because they are all dangerous/poisonous whatsoever they will destroy them even on a larger scale like they do with snakes, spiders and other “undesired vermin”. It took centuries to get a few people see mushrooms not as gift from the devil and the approach you are suggesting would immediately be an even more difficult to reverse throwback again.
The only way is to teach people to heed all nature’s creatures as useful, to teach them to respect nature as it is and that’s there is no such thing as harmful in the universe.

In fact
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-27 06:57:58 PDT (-0700)

There is a unrestrained collection in some places all over the world. Here at Minho it doesn’t happen. Most people around me think me crazy and only eat mushrooms from the supermarket and I do not blame them. But in Trás-dos-montes yes, they collect a lot of boletus, tricholoma equestre, cantharellus, etc. They have a lot more than here in Minho, but I do not know how some species have not become extinct yet. We have to encourage people to eat only supermarket or cultivated mushrooms and be afraid of the rest, don’t you think?

If they don’t
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-27 06:38:46 PDT (-0700)

it’s okay.
But 90% of those heading for these mushies destroy everything else in various ways by kicking them with the foot, rending them out of the ground, smashing them to pieces in stepping on them, destroy the habitat by cutting wood and so on and so on. Besides they are so greedy and voracious that they do not let one single specimen in the wood for further reproduction. Just look at your street markets on the Iberian Peninsula when it is time for Cesar’s mushrooms and red Porcini (Amanita caesaraea & Boletus pinophilus). From the smallest button stage to the oldest putrefaction stage they are all present and grabbed by greedy voracious collectors and eaters. It’s a real shame. I do not think that it is different in any other parts of the world. Man is beast and will always be.

Gerhard
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-27 06:24:43 PDT (-0700)

It depends on the interest of each one (all we are ignorant in many things). Not all are curious to know more or are interested in the scientific side of, then they settle to what is already well known. In a way that’s good, because more mushrooms will left over for us, and they won’t destroy nature. Hail the difference!

Hahaha!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-26 18:03:07 PDT (-0700)

No, I do not eat them I despise them. There are way better mushrooms for munching. And I do not joke in that.
But my comrade took them all. He is insatiable :D
And it’s a shame here too that people do not know much about fungi as everywhere.
Just the same shit, chantarelles and porcini and Agaricus and Pleurotus/Lentinula from the super market (where you get all your nourishment scandals lol) …
Ignorance never dies. Sadly.

Xiiii, so many!
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-26 17:53:02 PDT (-0700)
Of course. ..
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2013-03-26 17:45:33 PDT (-0700)

there is no herbarium specimen. You ate it! This reminds me of Lithuania.

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