Sportsman’s Blog Podcast Episode #5-2007
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Today’s special guest is Ron Spinosa of the Minnesota Mycological Society. Ron joins me with some helpful hints and tips on bringing that elusive morel mushroom from the woods to the table. In many areas of the country it is either prime time right now for ‘shrooming or it will be very soon. Ron unravels some of the mystique behind this curious mushroom and explains why everyone with an outdoor interest should be spending a little time this spring on a quest for this delectable gem.
As with many activities, mushrooming certainly has some risks associated with it. Properly identify any mushroom to ensure they are edible. If you are unsure, either ask someone who has that knowledge or carefully consult a good field guide. Keep in mind, that for the most part morels only pop up in the spring and usually only occur for a very brief period of time. That’s one of the reasons they’re so darned special.
For more information on morels you can find a wealth of information at this web site. They even have a forum where folks post what they are finding (but usually they’ll never tell you where). Yup, that’s right…don’t expect another person to divulge their secret spot to you because it probably won’t happen. The beauty of this activity is you need to go out and find your own special harvesting location. Then, as soon as you do, drop me a quick note along with the GPS coordinates.
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