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, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sld9FtmzdGM&t=240s
Dryad’s Saddle/Pheasant’s Back (Polyporus squamosus), good edible
Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), choice edible, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzQRGS7e2B4&t=105s
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
Wild Mushroom Identification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV1JHniMPS4&list=PLSAF2IFc7dBSTIdrSEcqUxNWpLZHRM6BY
Wild Mushroom Hunting & Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqYbywkfcV0&list=PLSAF2IFc7dBQcrIVvV1Y5SZPe4cYSWSbJ
Wild Mushroom You Can Eat Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdreTXKG9P8&list=PLSAF2IFc7dBSNMWt9uGK2k3kTfydsAw3v
Wild Mushroom Recipes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfG2BrEwc7s&list=PLSAF2IFc7dBReRhHttlKYLbZeDS0a-IL0
Wild Fruits and Plants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzYHncmE7ZY&list=PLSAF2IFc7dBSFlfUxXy1Q22zUoFA2Vdts
All about Chanterelles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZqLBi6mHrQ&list=PLSAF2IFc7dBQPnKwOx75xhrdNuTekk66J
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!