17 December 2009

Harvesting, Foraging and Mushrooms - Oh My!

I am lucky to live here in Oregon, where the ancient forests sprawl down into the valleys , whose spindly branches of Oak, Myrtle, Maple and evergreens outwardly stretch, as their canopies tower above roadsides - whose greenery throws shadows onto cars -  filtering sunlight into a flickering dance of light onto the winding roads which disappear into the green mossy-lined darkness.

Among those trees hidden in the shadows and bark of decomposed logs, or livestock pastures  and typical wasteland -  little gems of edible goodness are lurking. Mushrooms! I have always wanted to go foraging for them and the other forest edibles, but haven't gotten a chance yet. So as one of my resolutions for the New Year is to learn to identify edible wild plants and forage.

And to celebrate this theme, I have found a mushroom hunter, Lee M. Norris, to share some of his knowledge on edible mushrooms found in Oregon. Even though he mentions some species found in Oregon - his comments on hunting them as a whole are not Oregon specific, and anyone interested in foraging might learn some helpful tips.

While editing his guest post: A Foraging We Will Go, Mushroom Hunting in Oregon, I thought it would be lovely to give some links on guides for mushroom hunting, which led me to a list cataloged by region, continent and by specialty.

Hopefully these list of books will give everyone a new perspective of those little fungi  and other plants growing and thriving around us.

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See the Foraging , Truffles &  Mushroom Hunting Publication list in it's entirety. Read: Part 1 - Truffles, Part 2 - Mushrooms, Part 3 - Foraging Edible Plants 



9:11 PM, December 17, 2009 Reply  

I love Any Mushrooms Dish, its very delicious.
I just love it

2:30 AM, December 18, 2009 Reply  

I love these kind of places, These kind of places are always nice and appealing to me. I love loneliness and these kind of place are best places for it.

9:42 AM, December 18, 2009 Reply  

woah, i love mushroom ^^

10:11 AM, December 18, 2009 Reply  

hi is my first time to visiting here, wow ur site is very good. think bout that mushroom....until now in my luch i will eat them

12:15 PM, December 18, 2009 Reply  

I was looking for ways to prepare mushrooms and I ran across this blog and now I find out Oregon has edible mushrooms lying everywhere! Are you kidding me how lucky are you. I love mushrooms.

10:51 AM, December 26, 2009 Reply  

Yellow mushrooms in my country is called Galbiori

3:33 AM, January 26, 2010 Reply  

hmm its looking very delicious.Specially different kind of Mushrooms i saw in ur post. it was so beautiful.

5:34 AM, January 27, 2010 Reply  

Mushroom is a nutritious food. Mushroom contains much more nutritious content like high protein than non-veg foods.

11:57 PM, February 05, 2010 Reply  

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6:23 AM, February 10, 2010 Reply  

this is such a yummy blog, I really hungry to see this blog.

10:48 AM, February 15, 2010 Reply  

Mushroom is testy item for vegiterian . thanks

2:13 AM, February 19, 2010 Reply  

i like mushrooms.Mushrooms are normally found in areas that provide the best conditions for them to grow and areas that are warm and damp.

12:14 PM, February 22, 2010 Reply  

I think I am lucky that i read your blog.but Specially different kind of Mushrooms i saw in ur post. it was so beautiful.

2:54 AM, March 04, 2010 Reply  

your post is very nice.
really wonderful piece information and i appreciate it that u share something so useful of this blog.
thanks a lot.

10:23 AM, March 07, 2010 Reply  

Great this post.thx

5:06 AM, March 12, 2010 Reply  

Very impressive research on harvesting and foraging of Mushrooms indeed. I have visited so many blog about Mushroom and it's type, but I find it more informative and comprehensive than others. And the place you have mentioned is like a paradise for me, I will definitely want to visit these area soon.

5:16 AM, March 17, 2010 Reply  

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7:33 AM, April 13, 2010 Reply  

It have really a wonderful information given here.these list of books will give everyone a new perspective of those little fungi and other plants growing and thriving around us.Thanks for the post to share here.

1:29 PM, May 04, 2010 Reply  

I love these kind of places, These kind of places are always nice and appealing to me. I love loneliness and these kind of place are best places for it.Thanks for the blog.

9:30 PM, May 07, 2010 Reply  

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5:41 PM, November 14, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for this post. I really appreciate the content. Hope that you can share more.

3:58 PM, March 18, 2011 Reply  

nothing is better the hand harvested forest mushrooms!

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