Field Mushrooms are pushing up through the warm damp earth in our paddocks after  the heavy rain on the first weekend of the Strathbogie Ranges fungi festival.

Many farmers lament the loss of the field mushrooms  they remember from their childhood. Unfortunately superphosphate kills off these fungi and most have disappeared from farmland . You will need to find un-supered pastures to collect your bucketful of mushrooms.

I gathered enough to make  mushroom soup for lunch today.