Todays walk…. common names – False chanterelle (or not the picture in review looks like a real one but it smelled wrong and I trust my nose, maybe too much), birch sickener, bitter bolete, chicken of the woods, varnish cap.
Thanks, I’m in northwest Pa, I hunt within about 30 min of the lake. Where are you hunting?
Other mushrooms from today’s walk.
Chanterelles and some Sweet tooth ( Hydnum umbilicatum )not in any great numbers but it is raining now so maybe Monday.
This is what ramps look like this time of year…
Could not get out today. Here are the hens from last year.
Staghorn Sumac is ready at least here in Erie. To tell just crush some berries in your mouth and you will get a sharp lemon favor. To make Sumac-ade just add cold water to some horns an leave in the refrigerator over night and add sugar. Warm or hot water will make it bitter. Crushing the berries and playing with the amount of Sumac you use till you get just the favor you want. You can also add the berries to meats and salads it goes especially well with fish. Last but not least if you make beer they are a great flavor to add wheat beers. (After primary fermentation)