Edible Mushrooms, Pacific Northwest
Going mushroom hunting in the fall for Edible Mushrooms is one of the things l love doing. The crisp fall air, sun shining through the mist. What more could a person want. Well, perhaps a big feed of these edible wonders. Some of the mushrooms listed here are not only edible and easy to identify but are truly delicious. Some of them are more geared to pros, learn the easy ones first, then move onto the more difficult ones.Learn about each mushroom one at a time and only eat the ones you know for sure are good to eat and the first time you try an edible mushroom, consume only a small amount.
Mushrooms are beautiful to behold and to see such wonders that seem to spring up over night is just incredible. If you are just beginning to harvest mushrooms, you are in for a treat, as you learn how they grow and reproduce, you will be amazed. As you discover the great edible kinds, you will be hooked for life. I know I am.
A walk in the fall through the forest looking for mushrooms is good for you, good for your body, good for your spirit. Its almost like meditation to me. You are surrounded by nature in all its glory. Most times, its either raining or has just rained ( best time to hunt mushrooms) and there are such sounds coming from the forest. The sounds of raindrops dripping from the trees, the sounds of babbling creeks made active by the rainfall. The sound of Insects that are starting to come out from hiding. Over all of this is the sounds of the various birds that are singing. This is such a wonderful way to spend the day.
When you are out here, keep your eyes open, you might see black bears, deer, elk or any of the other forest creatures that live in the coastal rain forest, bring your camera with you and take home some memories.