Friday, October 17, 2014

FORAGING OCT 13, 2014


Camden, Forest Park ~


Honey Mushroom ~

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Hen of the Woods ~

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Late Autumn Oyster ~

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Can be found from first frost in mid-October to hard freeze mid-December. It is quite distinctive, often bluish or greenish yellow with yellowish gills and a well defined stub-like stalk.
It is also quite tough. It also dried well, and provides a decidedly chewy experience incorporated into hearty stews. Shall we say that its bitter flavor lends itself well to robust sauces, like burgundy or tomato, or both!

Elm Oyster ~ Hypsizygus ulmarius

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Thia was found on an earlier trip in the found yard of "Clowning Around" camp in the ADK

Gray tooth ~ Phellodon melaleucus


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The flesh of all members of the genus Phellodon is tough and somewhat leathery; it becomes 'corky' when it dries (and develops a distinct spicy smell



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