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Chaga Tea and the Ethics of Wildcrafting

Heres a look at one of my favorite medicinal mushrooms, Chaga, or Inonotus obliquus. Of the several species in the Innotus genus, this is the one in which most is known about.  Chaga comes predominantly off of yellow, and white … Continue reading

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Foraging for Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus species)

Chicken of the woods is an easily identifiable and safe mushroom to start your mushroom seeking adventures.

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The Life of a Suburban Forager: The Oyster Mushroom Spot

This tree meant a lot to me over the years.  Growing up it was the highest tree that we could climb.  I climbed so high up and remember the wobbly feeling as gravity felt that it had less of a … Continue reading

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Edible Puffballs in your front lawn – A Look at Calvatia Species

As the rains come, the season to find these common edible puffballs strewn about your lawn or the nearest field abounds.   This genus of edible puffball is Calvatia which includes the famous (in the mushroom world) giant puffball, which can … Continue reading

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