Wild Mushrooms in North Carolina Photographer: Eugene Brill
Wild Mushrooms are actually foraged in the woods. They don’t grow in controlled environments, but along the mountain slopes and coastal areas in North America. The Jackrabbit Trail is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hayesville, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. I hiked it to take photographs of Wild Mushrooms. We classify mushrooms as fungi. A fungus (plural: fungi or funguses) is any member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, and the more familiar mushrooms. Beware! Some mushrooms are poisonous. To prevent mushroom poisoning, mushroom gatherers must familiarize themselves with the mushrooms they intend to collect, and with any similar-looking toxic species. I didn’t eat any of the wild mushrooms I photographed!