Once the snow melts, anticipation of spring ephemerals grows, and the yearning of finding that first edible mushroom of the year intensifies. Every year, more and more people become increasingly interested in learning how to forage for mushrooms.
With so many health benefits one can only love adding elm oysters to their diet! This fantastic fungi is easy to spot in the autumn months, and depending where you live, can even be found into December.
Lobster mushrooms are easy to identify. After morels, they are probably the most sought-after edible wild mushroom in the foraging community. Contrary to its name, a lobster is not a mushroom, but rather a parasitic ascomycete fungus.
Our world of “information on demand” has clouded over the necessity of being patient when it comes to foraging safety, especially mushrooms. This article is a great start on learning how to properly identify mushrooms.
If you haven't heard already there is great news about vitamin B12! Vitamin B12 is found in some wild mushrooms and in the white button mushrooms sold in stores! This is highly beneficial for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Our immune system never rests; it’s always using the foods and beverages (and other factors) we ingest to build and maintain a healthy immune system. It only makes sense to give our immune system what it needs to make its job easier.
Dryad's saddle is a common, edible, springtime fungi that more often than not ends up being the consolation prize for the morel-forager. Many fungi foragers come to learn how versatile this fungi can be in the kitchen.
Celebrating 35 years of foraging tours in New York City, "Wildman" Steve Brill is still as dedicated to the teachings of wild edible plants now as he was in 1982. Last year his 12-year old daughter, Violet, helped to co-lead tours and is back this year!
4-season foraging and hiking can be a love affair you’ll always embrace when you are motivated and in need of some detox time from being indoors. Always be sure to have a backpack with essentials when you head out.
History has proven that mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes for over 5,300 years.Medicinal mushrooms have been a part of folk medicine since ancient times with more species being used in
China and Japan than in Western Cultures.
It's better to have and not need than to need and not have. Knowing a few survival skills in the event of any unexpected trouble includes many things including edible wild plant knowledge. In an ideal situation having a shelter to go to would be great; however, shelters are far and f
Autumn is an exciting time of year as it can be categorically be called fungi season. Lots of edible mushrooms grow this time of year but the most intriguing perhaps is the Lion's Mane. It has incredible potential to help those with Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, MS, ALS, and more.
New plant and fungi growth is something foragers anxiously await every spring. Spring is a time to unleash the months of dormancy by getting out there and collecting fresh produce. Unfortunately, the greed of some foragers can be more important to them than following the rules of sust
May is morel month and many a forager is out there in hopes of finding this popular fungi. Discovering morels can be a hit or miss situation but either way the search for them makes for a great outing.
For the person who wants to start learning about foraging for edible mushrooms, this e-book publication is the perfect starting point. Crash Course in Wild Mushroom Foraging has great images and critical information for the beginner.