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.
Purslane contains a high density of several nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Although there are many ways to add this valuable wild plant into our diet, perhaps the most enjoyable way is by making a purslane smoothie and using this to make popsicles.
Foragers and outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate nature can learn about plants even in the winter months. Winter weed identification makes getting out in the colder months fun, and it can be beneficial to those who enjoy learning about plants.
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.