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The Horse Mushroom: Back in Business

This beautiful, nay, magnificent fungus was my first fresh wild mushroom of the year, and just look at it… A thick, creamy, saucer-sized cap, as firm as a tennis ball, and, when I found it, as dry as a bone – … Continue reading

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Earth Balls: Poisonous!!

Poisonous: Though not life-threatening, if consumed the Earth Ball will cause gastric upset. I hate Earth Balls. It pains me to dignify them with a capital letter, and I only do so for consistency. They are the warts of the … Continue reading

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Mushroom Hunting: Staying Alive

Safety equals success when it comes to foraging for food, and sure identification is an absolute must when gathering anything from the wild for you or your family’s consumption. If you are in any doubt at all about what exactly it is … Continue reading

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