Fall Update

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.

Fall Foraging

      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.  

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