False hope, served up yearly

Boy that’s a heavy title, it’s really my own doing. Every year we get false truffles in the yard. The first time, maybe our first year in our home, was a poop inducing moment.

You see, actual truffles grow in our general area, so for a moment, I thought our conifers out front were inoculated with Oregon Truffles. Something you cannot force, but can encourage if found. Alas, of course, false truffles, Elaphomyces might be a close guess.

But now as I said it’s my own fault I get that little moment of false excitement, I reseed the yard when I find them.