The Partners and I took off this morning for one of our favourite activities, foraging for mushrooms. We started at a small forest where a friend tipped me to several perfect giant puffballs. The puffballs were in a beautiful 80 acre forest close to my… Read More
This morning, the Partners were really working me, trying to convince me that I ought to be taking them somewhere in the car for an adventure. It didn’t take a lot of convincing. I tossed a basket in the car, loaded the dogs and off… Read More
The Newfs jumped into the car and we drove up to the Enchanted Mushroom Forest this morning. After a dry summer with few mushrooms, the forests have been generous in recent weeks. The particular forest we headed for is an easy drive from the city,… Read More
Tuffy P and I loaded up the Newfs and drove up to a forest we know, not too far north of the City. My brother the trout, Salvelinas fontinalis, introduced us to this place, and it’s turned out to be a reliable spot to look… Read More
I spend the morning foraging for lobster and hedgehog mushrooms, and found quite a few. Here is some video… When you find lobster mushrooms, they are often half buried in the forest duff, and can look dirty and unappetizing. If it is scarlet red and… Read More
George hadn’t had a good run since his neuter surgery and he has really needed one, so I loaded the dogs along with my mushroom basket into the car and headed for a forest not too far from the city. George and Memphis know this… Read More
Here you can see the underside of a couple of the Hydnum repandum I found this morning. As you can see, these hedgehog mushrooms have teeth. Some people remove the teeth before cooking, but I don’t see any need to do that.
You don’t see the distinctive teeth on hedgehog mushrooms until you pick them. Tuffy P and I picked a few this morning. Here’s how they appear in the forest. There are two types of hedgehog mushrooms, Hydnum repandum and Hydnum umbilicatum. These are Hydnum repandum.… Read More
Here’s a short video I shot in the forest yesterday. I was finding hedgehog mushrooms. I believe these were Hydnum repandum, with the lumpy cap. I also found some Hydnum umbilicatum, with the flatter cap and the belly button.
Today I was fortunate to find several Hydnum umbilicatum and Hydnum repandum- the hedgehog mushrooms, sometimes also known as the sweet tooth. In our area, the Hydnum repandum tend to be larger. They have a rounder cap and they tend to be more pale in… Read More