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Is this a summer truffle I found in the local woods? Readers’ nature queries

News Summed Up 2019-11-09 05:30:00

I thought I’d hit the jackpot when this peeked up at me in the local woods. It matched the description of summer truffle, tastes nutty but doesn’t smell of anything. – Lynda Jones, Rooskey, Co LeitrimYes, it is a summer truffle. Summer truffleI found this mushroom growing in the timber and soil litter beside the floor of our wood store. – Helen Bourke, Ballinure, Co TipperaryIt’s one of the roundhead species, either Stropharia caerulea or Saeruginisa, says fungal expert Dr Kieran Connolly.