Best of all, find an experienced mushroomer
willing to teach you.
without a magnifying lens is like a birder without binoculars.
Situating herself as Ann's "disciple," cynical and savvy Carolyn Greer, another mushroomer
, jumps at the chance to churn religion into profit.
Basically, the game starts you off with a Seaman egg, which eventually turns into a Seaman Mushroomer
, which eventually turn into a baby Seaman.
Still, there's a touch of gold fever in every mushroomer
. "It gets in your blood," says John Filegar, a buyer for Cascade Mushroom Co.
Despres, 74, from Marlborough, N.H., a mushroomer
since the 1990s, cooked up for sampling some bright orange, thick "chicken of the wood" mushrooms - a good source of protein - with rice, garlic, chili peppers and onions.
," (people who gather wild mushrooms) the discovery of particular, "elite" species of fungi carries cultural capital, netting the finder a higher status within the group.
Organized by Noah Siegel of Royalston, the event is open to beginners and experienced mushroomers
at a cost of $5.
And so the party of mushroomers
emerged from the grove.
In "A New Map of Sacred Territory," Harrison calls mushroomers
and berry pickers better hunters than a sure shot at the skeet range and while he does indeed revel in twenty-five fish days and recounts plenty of raucous fishing excursions from his younger years, he asks readers to keep his and their trips in perspective.
There is a banquet of anecdotes about the wonderful feasts that mushroomers
enjoy after their forays into field and thicket, and pictures of radiant pickers with baskets of gorgeous, tasty fungi.
This tradition notwithstanding, most hikers I meet are unappetizing politically, mingling a vitriolic Malthusianism with contempt for the foragers, small ranchers, packers and even mushroomers
they encounter along the trails.