Posts Tagged ‘hunting wild mushrooms’

Chicken of the Woods Wild Mushrooms

Fall is a great time to forage Chicken of the Woods mushrooms.  The bright orange fan shaped mushroom grow like frilly shelves from the side of trees and stand out like a flag.  Last year we found a huge clutch of them exploding from a downed tree at Lake Maria State Park in Minnesota.   Read more ›

Accidental Mushroom Hunter

Last weekend my daughter and I went out for a hike along a lazy little stream called Minnehaha Creek that makes its way down to the Mississippi.  We went the back way down a well worn trail through the woods, joking about ghosts and monsters that might be lurking near the giant old weeping willow tree.  As we walked under the willow, fighting a magical battle with our stick swords, I spied two large clumps of mushrooms.  Lovely, pale silvery brown, some as large as my hand, the mushrooms fanned out in a layered array from the side of a downed ash tree.  Stick swords abandoned, we went to investigate.  Edible?  Oh please, say yes. Read more ›