How to go mush­room­ing (with­out up­dat­ing your will)

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John Wright,

mush­room for­ag­ing ex­pert at River Cot­tage, has some words of ad­vice: “Don’t for­get to col­lect sin­gle spec­i­mens for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to avoid hav­ing to throw away large num­bers of fungi if you dis­cover they are not edi­ble or un­known. There are a few edi­ble species that are very easy to iden­tify, so start with those first.” Here are a few he sug­gests: Gi­ant puff­ball Hedge­hog mush­room Chicken of the woods Hen of the woods Chanterelle Win­ter chanterelle Cau­li­flower fun­gus Penny bun Oys­ter mush­room Jelly ear Black morel Horse mush­room

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