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Wild Mushroom Forays

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Naay
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Posted On: 09/10/2013 at 06:39 AM

As some of you may know, mycology is one of my hobbies.  In Michigan, fall is a great mushrooming season.  Although I envy those of you in the northwest.  For years I've been going on forays in the local woods with a group to find, identify and eat (if edible) wild mushrooms.  If you are in south eastern Michigan on the Sat. mornings of 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 or 10/5.  Our four locations are Highland Recreation area, Hudson Mills metro park, Stinchfield Woods (U of M Peach Mountain Observatory), and Proud Lake Recreation area.  We meet at 9am, collect in the woods until 11am.  Gather and identify our finds, followed by a potluck lunch.  If you are interested in some hiking (rain or shine) and mushroom hunting, followed by good food, just let me know via email (khonke@wowway.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kevin.honke) and I will get you details to meet up.

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JaeOnasi
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Replied On: 09/14/2013 at 06:20 PM PDT
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We've had a pretty rainy summer, so I have mushrooms sprouting in my backyard. I suspect they are not the edible kind, however. Hope you have a fun time and find some cool specimens!



» Edited on: 2013-09-14 18:21:17

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Naay
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Replied On: 09/15/2013 at 04:13 AM PDT

Not the best collecting yesterday.  We probably only had about 100 species identified and few edibles. Hoping for more species and better luck regarding good edibles next week.  We could use some more rain here, but the weather is cooling and that is a could trigger for fruiting.  On the up side, the potluck lunch is always good. :)

@JaeOnasi, Actually there are some good edibles that like to grow in yards although if you put chemicals on your lawn I wouldn't recommend eating them.  I'd be happy to try to help ID them for you if you take some good photos (view from a couple different angles including underside is best).

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Replied On: 09/21/2013 at 01:19 PM PDT

I have had the chance over the years to eat wild mushrooms, but I admit, I have always been a bit leery of picking them myself, or trusting some of the people out there that do. :) My ex-aunt-in-law has a degree in one of the natural sciences, and has been collecting mushrooms since she was a child in Northern Maine. So far she has been the only person i have not been scared to try what she has collected. :) 

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Replied On: 09/21/2013 at 05:53 PM PDT
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Well, I was going to go grab a pic of some of the mushrooms, but I think the critters got to them first. Darn bunnies ate all my bean plants, too.

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Replied On: 09/22/2013 at 09:42 AM PDT
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