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May 5, 2009 08:58 PM

mushroom hunting?

how can I hook up with a group of people to hunt for wild, edible mushrooms this spring/summer? thanks!

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    1. re: NoNatto

      Morel season's starting!! Anybody seen any yet? Time to hit the orchards in Stowe.

      1. re: justbeingpolite

        I'd be curious to know as well. I didn't know morels even grew in any noticable quantity around here, thought they needed massive limestone deposits.

        1. re: justbeingpolite

          Is there a link you can post that leads to more information about these orchards? Thanks in advance!

          1. re: bostonbelle

            Not that I know of. I just know that morels tend to grow around the trunks in well established orchards. I've wandered around Stowe in the past, sometimes skunked, but on occaision I've left with a bag full of morels!! I usually try to find someone around to ask permission from.
            Here's a link:

              1. re: justbeingpolite

                Just looked on a mycology website, and sure enough, morels like the soil around apple trees, elms, any dying trees, and weirdly enough, skunk cabbage.

                1. re: nsenada

                  That's not what I meant by skunked!! ;)

                  1. re: justbeingpolite

                    I was wondering about that, and whether the loose-lipped webmaster divulged secret mycological code.