Mushroom Foraging for Beginners

Mushroom Foraging for Beginners

I find & identify these 10 entry-level wild edible mushrooms this spring. You can too! 3 of them are choice edibles and 4 are good edibles. Many also appear in fall!
At the end of the video I include a simple recipe of umbrella polypore (spring only), a very nutritious choice edible. Check it out and prepare yourself for basic wild mushroom foraging & identification!

Location: the Greater DC Area

List of mushrooms discussed:

Wine Cap mushroom (Stropharia rugosoannulata), good edible

Morel mushroom (Morchella esculenta), choice edible,

Dryad’s Saddle/Pheasant’s Back (Polyporus squamosus), good edible

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), choice edible,

Deer mushroom (Pluteus cervinus), edible but not tasty

Crown-tipped coral fungus (Artomyces pyxidatus), edible taste okay

Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus cincinnatus), good edible

Wood ear (Auricularia auricula-judae), good edible

Gem-studded puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum), edible

Umbrella polypore (Polyporus umbellatus), choice edible


Video Playlists:

Wild Mushroom Identification:

Wild Mushroom Hunting & Tips:

Wild Mushroom You Can Eat Series:

Wild Mushroom Recipes:

Wild Fruits and Plants:

All about Chanterelles:


About this channel:

I am a wild mushroom lover and this channel is about me and my wife identifying, collecting, cooking and sometimes preserving wild mushrooms. I’ve tasted nearly fifty different species of wild mushrooms in Northeast America so far, and I would like to extend my list and to share with you my adventures of nature exploring. If you like my videos, please SUBSCRIBE and share with friends to make the channel grow!


Be cautious & always refer to multiple reliable sources before consuming any wild edibles!

Water please

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