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Old 04-04-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Foraging Thread

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:
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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What did it taste like? A little garlic, some shallots, a pat of Bobcat butter.....(yes, I forage mammalian milk of all kinds.)
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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You make it into tea, it actually has little flavor but much medicinal value (perportedly; I'm not the FDA).
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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Is it legal to drink this tea while carrying guns, Neanderthal style in the adirondacks?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #5
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That doesn't look particularly appetizing. I'm looking forward to my favorite carcinogenic vegetable - bracken. Here's a good article on the topic - http://honest-food.net/2011/06/24/br...ood-or-poison/

They're abundant and taste great!
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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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.)
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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
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I personally can't wait to belly up to a steaming hot bowl of bracken!
Yum,yummy!!
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Anybody seeing any morels yet? I've been looking but not finding. Ticks are bad as others have reported so be prepared.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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First ADK Morel found in Old Forge area 5/15! Only one though
Also some Wood Ear from Hamilton County.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #11
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That morel is a beauty! I found 223 yellows so far albeit south of the blue line.
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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!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:20 PM   #13
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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!
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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.
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that first pic sure looks like a road apple to me....enjoy
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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.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #17
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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!
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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.
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Big flush of Oysters on today's lunch break foraging foray...
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #20
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Nice catch!
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