Mushrooms grow in abundance in the Pacific Northwest nearly year around. Some are poisonous, many of no culinary value and a select group are some of the best food to enjoy. The PNW is regarded as the region richest in edible mushrooms in the Western hemisphere. Our choice edible mushrooms such as morels, chanterelles, hedgehogs, king boletes, conifer's bear head and cauliflower mushroom are fairly easy to identify, helping one to overcome fungophobia and truly appreciate wild mushrooms. In this richly illustrated presentation Daniel will help you get to know, identify and find many great edible mushrooms while steering you clear of dangerous look-a-likes. You will be advised how to properly collect, carefully transport, safely prepare and reliably store your mushrooms. Key in finding prime mushrooms is getting to know their preferred habitat and their seasonality. In addition, Daniel is mixing in some fungal fun & facts from his research and Mushroaming travels.
This is the second presentation out of a series of four on how to ID safely edible and medicinal mushrooms.