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Creekwader 04-04-2012 02:27 PM

Foraging Thread
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With mushroom season fast approaching, it seems like a good idea to get a foraging thread going. Reporst on Shrooms, ramps, fiddleheads, berries, and whatever else people forage for are welcome. I'll start it off with my first find of the year:

Neil 04-04-2012 02:45 PM

What did it taste like? A little garlic, some shallots, a pat of Bobcat butter.....(yes, I forage mammalian milk of all kinds.)

Creekwader 04-04-2012 02:53 PM

You make it into tea, it actually has little flavor but much medicinal value (perportedly; I'm not the FDA:)).

ADKpete 04-04-2012 02:57 PM

Is it legal to drink this tea while carrying guns, Neanderthal style in the adirondacks?

fisher39 04-04-2012 03:09 PM

That doesn't look particularly appetizing. I'm looking forward to my favorite carcinogenic vegetable - bracken. Here's a good article on the topic -

They're abundant and taste great!

Neil 04-04-2012 03:11 PM

What about foraging in bear cannisters in the High peaks. Lots of goodies in those things.

What's the name of that fungal fruiting body? (if that's what it is that is.)

Creekwader 04-04-2012 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by Neil (Post 184102)
What about foraging in bear cannisters in the High peaks. Lots of goodies in those things.

What's the name of that fungal fruiting body? (if that's what it is that is.)

Inonotus obliquus

ADKpete 04-04-2012 03:56 PM

I personally can't wait to belly up to a steaming hot bowl of bracken!:)

Creekwader 04-20-2012 09:58 AM

Anybody seeing any morels yet? I've been looking but not finding. Ticks are bad as others have reported so be prepared.

Creekwader 05-17-2012 04:38 PM

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First ADK Morel found in Old Forge area 5/15! Only one though :(
Also some Wood Ear from Hamilton County.

geogymn 05-18-2012 07:09 AM

That morel is a beauty! I found 223 yellows so far albeit south of the blue line.

streamer 06-23-2012 03:14 PM

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Only a half of pound of morels for me thiis year, too dry I have to assume. Chanterelles seem to be showing up strong so far. A little rain would help them too. Good luck out there!

geogymn 06-23-2012 04:20 PM

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Ah man, those are some beauties. I had some good luck today with Chants but they aren't as bug free as yours. Good job, bon appetit!

Creekwader 07-05-2012 06:12 PM

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nice job on the chanterelles folks!

Here are some reishi from a huge dead hemlock in the Inlet area and some oysters I found yesterday in Old Forge.

dpc34 07-06-2012 07:06 AM

that first pic sure looks like a road apple to me....enjoy

Creekwader 07-23-2012 09:53 PM

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Dry weather has taken its toll on the mushroom crop. After striking out on anything significant in the Blue Mt Lake area Saturday, I was down near some water in the Old Forge area and found these choice young chickens.

geogymn 07-29-2012 07:18 PM

Looked for Chants today but to no avail, Did find some pristine oysters and some unidentifiable Boletes. Just finished a meal of grass fed beef, home grown peppers, and wild oysters on a bed of wild rice. That’s living!

Creekwader 07-31-2012 09:57 AM

Yes, the recent rains have created a flush of oysters. I found several on dead maples this weekend. I went with sauteed oysters in a 3 egg omelet with peppers, green onions, and parsley from the garden and chaga tea for breakfast yesterday. Haven't seen boletes yet of any variety.

Creekwader 08-01-2012 01:16 PM

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Big flush of Oysters on today's lunch break foraging foray...

geogymn 08-01-2012 02:54 PM

Nice catch!

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