Newbie help

Discussion in 'Ohio' started by clean_rivers, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. clean_rivers

    clean_rivers Young Morel

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    OK, I have been getting ready to tag along with a friend this spring for my first season. Unfortunately, he is not going to be able to get out this spring. I want to still give it a shot anyway and see if I can surprise him with some fresh morels. Is anyone willing to meet up and show me some of the basics? I live in the Columbus area and was planning on hitting the southeastern part of the state.

    Reading books and FAQ's has been a good start, but time in the field would be very helpful. I am open to going out before they start coming up so someone could show me generally what to look for without giving up any areas they are trying to protect.
     
  2. denise

    denise Morel Enthusiast

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    Flying J Farm in Johnstown holds a mushroom hunt towards the end of April. They take a bunch of people out in the woods to find them. Might be something to check out. Heres the link.

    http://flyingjfarm.com/organic_farm_events.html

     

  3. denise

    denise Morel Enthusiast

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    Oh and some state parks hold mushroom hikes as well you just have to call the park naturalist or nature/visitor centers to see. The ohio state park facebook page will most likely have a list up soon on some of them.

    https://www.facebook.com/ohiostateparks
     
  4. pedro

    pedro Morel Connoisseur

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    Here are some articles for Beginning mushroom hunters

    http://www.mushroomthejournal.com/startingout/dontdo.html

    http://www.choosingvoluntarysimplicity.com/why-there-are-no-old-bold-mushroom-hunters/

    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/identifying.html

    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/yard.html

    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/odortaste.html

    http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/mushrooms/mushroom/poisonous.htm

    http://www.nemf.org/files/lincoff/beginners/poison.html

    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/notes/General_Principles/gpin004/gpin004.htm

    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/glossary.html

     
  5. pedro

    pedro Morel Connoisseur

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    The Lincoff link does not work any longer so here is another good article. Safety comes first. That is why I post all these links.

    http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/outdoor-recreation/mushrooming/basic-mushrooming.
     
  6. clean_rivers

    clean_rivers Young Morel

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    Thank you very much guys. I am sure I may stumble around the woods without much luck at first, but am looking forward to it.