So I'm somewhat new to this forum and have been scouring this amazing place for a page dedicated to foraging active wood lovers such as Psilocybe cyanescens and azurescens. In the past few years I've realised that there are some introduced populations of Psilocybe cyanescens and have been searching for them for a while. Last year we found the first signs but were too late in the year and the few dried out mushrooms weren't sufficient for 100% positive ID. Using this knowledge we started our searching earlier and sure enough found our first spot of naturalised Psilocybe cyanescens Prints were taken and we knew we had finally found them. Top say the least, the excitement was high and we wanted to see if we could get these fantastic little mushrooms growing in some more of the exotic plantations (i.e. Pine..) around the city. So we made a slurry of dH2O, molasses and a tiny bit of salt mixed with a fair few spore prints, stirred up and put into two spray bottles. Leaving it to settle for ~24hours and then headed out to dutifully increase the naturally occurring Psilocybe population(s) in the area. Walking into my first spot I stopped for a pee and looking down, lo and behold, there was a small patch of very familiar looking mushrooms. No way! I thought to myself and couldn't finish fast enough. There they were Walking through the small forest patch was fantastic. They were everywhere and this spot was ideal. Needless to say I saved my slurry and sprayed that in some other places where I didn't find any when stopping to pee Winter has now come and gone and I managed to find one last tiny patch in another forest and have a small excess of dried cyans in my freezer.
My appreciation for these wonderful mushrooms has grown dramatically and I wanted to start this page to share stories, tips and photographs of any naturally occurring wood loving active mushrooms. Below are a few photos taken with my phone over the winter and I'll add a few more with time.