Greetings from the magnificent Kosi Forest Lodge! So I was walking in the bush at Kosi today and I found this crazy fungus. I fell in love with it because it looks like a giant, herby, cheesy omlette. And I was really hungry at the time. But fungus is a whole new realm for me and it’s very super inadvisable to go around and eat wild funguses. Maybe this one would have tasted like chocolate. Or maybe I would have died. Or maybe it would have tasted like chocolate and I still would have died.
Don’t eat funguses.
Except termite fungus. Did you know that termites grow their own little fungus gardens? Not only does it provide a never ending source of food for their little termite faces, but the heat the fungus gives off contributes to the termite’s complex heating/aircon systems they maintain. And that stuff is delicious, especially when prepared with a good garlicish sauce.
Nature’s just too wild and eggy. Love it.
Hoof note: I’m away from home tonight and I haven’t got my fungus book with me. But I promise I’ll make some sort of effort to identify this little critter…