FORAGING OCT 13, 2014
Camden, Forest Park ~
Honey Mushroom ~
Hen of the Woods ~
Late Autumn Oyster ~
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
Thia was found on an earlier trip in the found yard of "Clowning Around" camp in the ADK
Gray tooth ~ Phellodon melaleucus
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