1st Morel of 2017 + Updates.

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So I found my 1st morel of 2017! Watch the video below, then find out more of what is going on this spring.

I knew the morel wasn’t prime when I was there, but I didn’t realize how far gone it was until I watched the video and saw it close up. I also only noticed 1 of the cute little spiders crawling on it. After I shot the video, I found 2 more morels, one tiny and one relatively large, but both were in as bad shape as the 1st one. Hopefully we get some good rain soon.

Updates:

For local people (Lancaster County PA) don’t forget the plant walk I am leading Saturday April 22 @1pm @ Millport Conservancy, and the mushroom class William Padilla Brown is teaching Friday April 28th from 5:30 pm till 8:00 pm, also at Millport. Ask me if you have any questions.

Also, I have been posting more videos on Youtube than I had for a while.

Here are some plant videos:

And here are some book reviews:

Thanks for reading and watching, and let me know what you want me to cover in any upcoming videos!
Nate

Tiny Tracks + Update on Mushroom Class

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Any idea what this ?

It is sign from a slug or snail. You can see where it has eaten the algae off of the bark of a beech tree. Until recently I had only ever noticed this on wooden benches, picnic tables, and a garage door. Now I keep noticing it on trunks and branches of beech trees.

Here is an update on the Mushroom Log Inoculation Class that William Padilla Brown will be teaching at Millport Conservancy on the 25th of this month (March). As already mentioned, mushroom logs will be available for $5 each. What I had not mentioned is the species that will be available. They are:

Oyster
Shiitake
Elm Oyster
Enoki
and Lions Mane

Hope to see you there!

Nate

 

 

Mushroom Log Inoculation Class.

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Excited to announce that I am hosting a class taught by my friend William Padilla Brown!

When: Saturday March 25th, from 1:00-3:30.

Where: At the Millport Concervancy, 737 E Millport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.

Mushroom Log Cultivation Techniques- Mushrooms love to grow on logs in nature. We can recreate natural processes by intentionally introducing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms to recently cut logs. This afternoon class will take you though a presentation and hands on workshop helping you to understand the life cycle of the mushrooms and decide which species best suits your needs.

Cost: $15 for the class + $5 for any inoculated logs you choose to take home.

 

December Foraging: Ice covered greens.

Decided to go foraging in the sleety ice covered landscape today. I didn’t have much time, so I just stuck to the area around my house. Let’s see what I found!

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1. Sow thistle (Sonchus spp.)
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2. Purple Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)
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3. Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
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4. Common chickweed (Stellaria media)
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5.Broadleaf dock (Rumex obtusifolius)
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6. Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
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7. Common mallow (Malva neglecta)
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8. Field garlic (Allium vineale)
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9. Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)
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10. Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

I also ate a few evening primrose (Oenothera bienis) seeds.

Anyway, thanks for reading!

Nate