The Best Apps For Mushroom Identification (And Why a Book Is Better)

Mushroom identification is no easy task, even for experts. There are hundreds of thousands of species of wild mushrooms. Some are edible, some can send you on a mystical journey, and some will try and kill you. So how are we supposed to tell them all apart? Experience and careful practice, honed over many years, is the best way to …

Wild Shaggy Mane Mushrooms

Wild Edible Mushrooms You Can’t Miss: The Shaggy Mane

This common wild mushroom is unlikely to ever be found fresh in stores- mainly because soon after picking, it starts to decompose, rapidly becoming an inedible pile of black inky goo. If cooked fresh however, it is a choice edible, and can be a nice addition to any meal. Shaggy Mane’s pop out of the ground like little white bullets. …

A Group of Morels.

Wild Edible Mushrooms You Can’t Miss: The Morel

You should have a healthy fear of picking and eating wild mushrooms. If you were to blindly pick a variety of mushrooms from the forest floor and eat them, you would probably be just fine… BUT if you were unlucky, you could find yourself in a world of hurt… and possibly take yourself out of this world entirely. There are …