Friday, September 9, 2011

Mushroom Hunting

The Perennial Plate Episode 69: Mountain Morels from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.

While I'm not much of a mushroom hunter, I sure would like to be.  Being the desert is about the worst possible place for mushroom hunting I'm sort of out of luck.  Arizona's higher elevations do offer some decent mushroom hunting.  Outside of the desert though, mushroom hunting is an excellent way to get outside and learn about all kinds of things in the outdoors.  Anyone can do it just make sure you have the right field guides for identifying mushrooms and go along with someone that is experienced.  You can learn all sorts of ecological secrets in the process of mushroom foraging.  Of course, never eat something that you aren't absolutely sure of what it is.  For most of North America Morel season is months behind us but for more northern and mountainous regions they can be found in abundance as seen in this video.  This is episode 69 of the Perennial Plate and is filled with interesting ecological facts about Morels as well as great mountain views.  The Perennial Plate also has a great website with weekly videos and blog entries.

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