With fall here among us I’ve decided to dedicate the rest of the season to foraging for medicine making. So I won’t be doing any more walks this year. It’s a great time to be out in the forest and I hope you all go exploring. Walks will resume in the spring with some Morel hunting.
For me the hunt for Maitake is a challenging one, some years it is elusive and others I find a bunch. I refer to as the ghost mushroom, as it goes unseen. I have found Lions Mane in unlikely places and Turkey Tail is showing up every where I go. Not to mention the great Chaga outings to come. I will bring fresh finds of Chicken of the Wood, Honey mushrooms, and Oysters to the market each week I’m there if your interested in those.
Into the chilly morning air I go alone to search for the ingredients for healing potions. to search for dancing mushrooms Turkey Tails and Lions Mane. Into the falling leaves red, yellow, purple, orange and brown, strolling about as acorns fall to the forest floor. Their colors disguise the Chicken of the Wood and the Oyster, growing wild and unnoticed. It's quiet here, peaceful. The mushrooms appear one by one by one and soon my basket shall be full. Into the woods I go fall foraging in the afternoon delight.