Man Lugs Home 57 Lb. Mushroom
The June rains never seemed to stop, so Christian Therrien delayed his annual foray into the fields to forage for fungi.
On a sunny day, he drove to a favourite spot outside Fernie. He was returning to a routine after rediscovering an appetite for mycological delights.
“For a couple of years I didn’t go, because I was kind of sick of eating them,” said Mr. Therrien, a native Quebecker who has been living in British Columbia for 33 years.
His mushroom hunting grounds have in the past delivered prizes the size of a baseball, a softball, and, once, memorably, a basketball.
He had expectations of a bounty crop. “They grow good in the rain,” he said. “This year the rain lasted almost until July.”