Did you know?
Foraging is the act of identifying and collecting food resources in the wild, including a wide range of uncultivated plants, mushrooms, herbs, and fruits that grow naturally in our surroundings. The tools that a forager should have for foraging include, bags, small jars for berries, paper bags for mushrooms, a pocket knife, and a pen and a notebook to jot down names.
A very safe mushroom for novice foragers and very tasty too. Cap be rounded and uneven. Creamy yellow pale flesh/salmon.This is a pretty drought resistant mushroom and can be found in dry Autumns when other mushrooms struggle.
Yellow, cylindrical mushroom and hollow stems. Can be found in mixed woodland and coniferous forest on moss or rotting wood.
- Beware of pesticides, herbicides, and other pollutants. Plants near busy roads are tainted with exhaust fumes.
- Don’t Munch on a Hunch – Unless you are 110% sure what you have found whilst foraging do not eat it.
For more information:
- Check out Julianne Olivers on TikTok – @gatheringgoodness
Following Foraging Donegal on Facebook – A page for those who are interested in Foraging and learning more about our wild foods and medicines.