Look what I found… These are Allium tricoccum, also known as ramps or wild leeks. They’re a perenniel wild onion with a garlic-like smell and quite a strong flavour. The ones in the photo have a lot of soil still around most of the bulbs… Read More
People who know I forage for mushrooms almost always comment about the possibility of accidentally eating poisonous mushrooms and the impossibility of identifying everything out there. In fact, many if not most of the mushrooms I see in the woods I can’t identify. I can… Read More
I’ve been looking for morels with no success. Looks like they are later than usual this year. Maybe after a weekend of rain there will be more around. Today, I took a drive up to a forest I forage in during the summer. All I… Read More
The dogs and I met up with Salvelinas for a few hours in the woods today. We were hoping to find some black morels or maybe even stumble into some ramps. Unfortunately we found neither, but we did find a mess of fiddleheads.
Someone found my blog by searching “had a bad reaction from eating chanterelles”, and I thought this deserved a comment. Chanterelles are by all accounts one of the safest edible wild mushrooms. However, some people suffer allergic reactions to all wild mushrooms. My first question… Read More
Let’s be clear. I don’t want anyone thinking I’m suggesting you go out and pick yourself a bunch of wild mushrooms, compare them to photos of mushrooms I have posted as edibles, and eat them. Here’s the thing. It isn’t too difficult to learn to… Read More
for the next few days. I’m blowing town to wander some forests and forage for mushrooms. I’m looking at this as an educational venture. I want to see how many species I can identify while I’m away. Beyond that, I’ll be having fun, goofing around… Read More
I was out in the woods today and found plenty of trees with oyster mushrooms. Unfortunately, they were all too far gone to pick. I had hoped there would have been a new fruiting with all the rain we’ve had, but all the oysters I… Read More
Fresh picked oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus populinus).
I started foraging for mushrooms last year, sometime after morel season, so this will be the first year I’ll be out there looking for those strange brain-like mushrooms. Yesterday after work, I took the dogs out for a little field trip to see if perhaps… Read More