It’s been a few years since I checked out the mushroom farm in south Surrey. They were growing well again this year!
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The Sunnyside Urban Forest grows a wide variety of colourful mushrooms in the early fall. The western side of the lower portion of the park has the densest area for mushrooms and they are easily seen from the trail. I suppose there would be even more if one were to wander off the path. The variety along the walkway is surprisingly varied and numerous and a quick walk along the trail is more the sufficient to capture a number of nice shots. Every year the arrangement and location of the various fungi change and offer a whole new look to enjoy. It really is a shame that most visitors just zip right by the sights or worse just knock them over in their travels.
This year I only had one opportunity to get out before I left for our Ontario adventure. So I packed up some minimal gear and set out for the parking area and the start of the trail along mushroom corridor. It didn’t take long to find my first clump and then they just kept showing up as I continued along. The only downside of shooting mushrooms in a park is the funny looks one gets from those walking by. They don’t seem to get a picture of the actual beauty of these poor little wonders.
After I made my way down the main section of trail with the densest collections I decided to wander back up through a side trail in the middle of the park. Though this is a pleasant walk, I find it to be quite sparse in mushrooms and today was no exception. I probably should just backtrack along the main section next time. It was a quick visit but I did manage to find a nice selection to share here. I hope you enjoy the photos and perhaps even develop a bit of an appreciation for these little guys.