Canonchet/Hoxie Preserve

Posted By on July 22, 2019

Canonchet/Hoxie Preserve

2.5 miles; Hopkinton, RI

It’s once again Black Trumpet mushroom season, and I headed to this property because I had heard “it was lousy with black trumpets” last year. Alas, not this year. But I did find the motherlode of Golden Chanterelles!

Golden Chanterelles

Golden Chanterelles

There were literally more of these than I could pick in good conscience. So many! So I sent a heads-up text to a friend who also is a wild mushroom junkie. He made a pizza with them. Mmmmm…. pizza.

New Signage

New Signage

Don’t recall ever having seen this sign on a preserve before. It’s kind of sad that they needed to post this.

Mill Bridge

Mill Bridge

I also am very fond of this great stone slab bridge over Canonchet Brook just upstream from the old mill site.

Beautiful Mushroom

Beautiful Mushroom

Not sure what this is, but it could be a Destroying Angel. Never take a chance with a mushroom you can’t ID for absolute sure, especially if it’s a white mushroom. The Destroying Angel will kill you.

Luna Moth Wing

Luna Moth Wing

Sad little vignette here, with just the one pretty wing of a Luna Moth. Wonder who ate it?

You can find out more about the Canonchet/Hoxie Preserve from this Town of Hopkinton website (scroll down… and they spell it differently than I did). As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.

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