By Robert Haugh
A few days ago, Assemblymember Ash Kalra introduced a bill that would establish the California Golden Chanterelle as the official state mushroom. Yup. No kidding.
According to the text of AB261: “This bill would establish the California Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus californicus) as the official state mushroom.”
According to a reliable Sacramento source, Kalra is taking the lead on this issue for personal reasons. Even though there are more important issues in the state, Kalra wants to be known as a “fungi.”