A quick note to new folks
Come in, have tea, make yourself at home
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Sit wherever is comfortable. Have a cup of tea, if tea is your thing. Come and go as you like.
Postscript for longtime readers: essays might be light on mycology for a while. This season I’ve picked three shaggy parasols where I had a bushel two years ago; five chanterelles when I had a full basket last year; and on top of that, my local mycological society canceled all its field trips and forays.
On the bright side, I’m less likely to be eaten by bears.