Mushrooms still grow in Belavezhskaya Pushcha in winter

Unlike the calendar year, the mushroom year is not over. There are still mushrooms growing in Belavezhskaya Pushcha. In particular, there are oyster mushrooms in the forest, the website of the National Park reports.


The lowest temperature in December last year at the weather station in Belavezhskaya Pushcha was 1.11 degrees Celsius. As a result, oyster mushrooms continue to grow in winter, even after the New Year holidays.

Common oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) is an edible mushroom, widely spread in temperate forests. Oyster mushroom is a saprophyte mushroom that destroys wood, so you should look for it not in the grass, but on trunks and stumps.