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Old 06-27-2018, 12:36 PM   #101
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Any good sites out there for references on what's edible and not?
check out the New York Mycological Society. The late Gary Lincoff (author, has several good books) was involved with them and they have many educational programs.

I personally only focus on: Morels, Chanterelles, Oyster, Chicken of the Woods, Hen of the Woods, Chaga, Reishi, Lion's Mane, Porcini, and puff balls. These are all easy to ID, relatively common, and mostly don't have deadly or poisonous lookalikes.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:38 PM   #102
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I'd reiterate - be careful. Not paranoid, but careful.

Worth reading (not to become an expert, but to understand that some of these plants are hard to identify):

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organi...-what-to-avoid
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:25 PM   #103
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I follow this thread from a distance. I'm not going to be getting into picking and eating stuff from the wild, except maybe blueberries (and I am careful to distinguish them from the similar looking juniper berries).

But if I were to want to get into picking mushrooms, etc., I would NOT CONSIDER trying to learn from a website or even from a book. The ONLY WAY I would get into this is to go out and get in-person field training from an expert. The expert would preferably be an older person, which provides statistical validation of their skills.
I am no expert but am confident with identifying many kinds of mushrooms and other edibles. I never had the luxury of a mentor, learned it all from books.
A blueberry would be scary to a person who wasn't familiar with them.
You are right that one should never eat something that they are not sure of.
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1.5lbs of chanterelles today. This makes up a little for my terrible morel season!
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1.5lbs of chanterelles today. This makes up a little for my terrible morel season!
Nice score!
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