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Aug 15, 2013 01:37 PM

Anyone hunting mushrooms?

This is a fabulous year for the boletus mushroom hunter in Colorado. The mushrooms are everywhere!

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  1. Lucky you! Photo shows some of my haul last year. Alas, nothing yet this year.

    1. I went on a guided foraging trip with a friend of mine..not in Colorado.... for mushrooms, berries, and all sorts of ediable things...then we had a dinner for 14 people with it..

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      1. re: girloftheworld

        Your parents are the bomb. They really let you try on a whole host of hats. You are one lucky girl getting to try so many things so young. (Just a bit green with envy)

      2. Sadly, no. I don't trust my skills at all.

        1. This week has been good to me in central Ontario. I found Lactarius deliciosus (the latin name says it all) and chantarelles. Yummy!

          1. Waiting for the boletes to start. Very dry the last few weeks so I think they'll begin to pop if there's some rain. Central ontario.

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            1. re: Nyleve

              Alas, not since my Russian-born wife passed away. I'm good at spotting them in the woods, but would never touch one unless she checked it out first and gave it her seal of approval.

              On my own I might pick some chanterelles if I found them (they're pretty obvious), but wouldn't trust myself to identify anything else.