This morning, Memphis, Ellie Mae and I did some walking through a couple different forests. We were scouting around to see if any lobster mushrooms or chanterelles or perhaps some ornate boletes had begun fruiting (no sign of any edible mushrooms). When Memphis was a… Read More
After all the rain, I expected to collect buckets of tasty edible wild mushrooms today. Arriving at my first spot, I discovered to my dismay that the local bureaucrats had declared the only reasonable access to the forest to be NO PARKING. On the other… Read More
Over the past couple days there have been searches on hedgehog mushroom identification that led people to this blog. There are two kinds of edible hedgehog mushrooms and I start finding both in the forests I haunt in Southern Ontario, sometime in August and into… Read More
I regularly look at what search terms people are using causing them to land on this little island in the sun. Lately, there have been many searches for Ontario mushrooms, best time to pick mushrooms, pictures of edible mushrooms Ontario and so on. I’ve been… Read More
Last week I observed many different varieties of boletes – mushrooms with pores instead of gills or teeth. Here are some examples.
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’m going to visit some enchanted mushroom forests next week, with a goal of identifying as many different species of mushrooms as I can find. Looks like the weather is going to cooperate, with a little rain just about every day. Add to that what… Read More
I only started foraging for mushrooms last summer, with the help of my brother Salvelinas, a load of books and a night course at the university. Last year, Salvelinas kept telling me about all the various boletes we were going to find, but we never… Read More