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angel wings, boletes, chanterelles, children, golden chanterelles, hedgehogs, lobsters, Zeller's Boletes -

Every week I'm out there (on the slopes of Mt. Rainier) hunting this fall, there seems to be a different variety of exotic mushrooms predominating. At first (about a month or so ago) it was Lobsters, loads of Lobsters. Then shortly after that the Chanterelles started, but didn't come in as strong as usual; but after the rains what did come in strong were the Boletes: Fat Jacks, Zeller's Boletes (pictured at right), even Admirables.We've had a few weeks with almost no rain, now, and the Boletes are drying out and thinning out a bit. But what is coming on...

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angel wings, boletes, fall mushrooms, golden chanterelles, hedgehogs, hunting, lion's mane, lobsters, matsutake, morels, spring mushrooms -

In my last blog post, I addressed where to hunt, and the difference (here in Washington State) between national parks, national forests, state forests, and private land, and the requirements for hunting on each.In this post I'd like to address the question of WHEN to hunt. Here in the Northwest, there are two times of the year most fruitful for hunting mushrooms: Spring, and Fall. Spring Mushrooms In the Spring, it's pretty much just about morels. Between April and July, the morels pop out. There are very few morels to be found here in the Western Washington / Puget Sound...

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