05 Mar FORAGER’S REPORT – SALT POINT – MARCH 3, 2019
Oh what a day! Although it drizzled a little on our way up, there were road closures we ignored because we had looked at the Google maps, by the time we arrived the rain was gone and the sun showed up for a few minutes here and there.
Twelve intrepid foragers and a journalist joined us in the joyful search for edibles, or for just anything we could find. Kevin decided that, instead of the two hours in the woods, we would have three hours. What a difference that made! Those of us nimble and fast enough (as in young) followed Kevin. Those of us slower and stiff followed the paths we wanted.
The three hours allowed us to amble, saunter and stroll at leisure up the fire road. Relaxing and in no hurry we were able to find many mushrooms that would otherwise be passed over.
Below is a list of those mushrooms with the pages where you can find them in Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast book:
Amanita vaginata group
Small staghorn Jelly Fungus
Pacific Golden Chanterelle
Black Trumpets, Horn of Plenty
Craterellus neotubaeformis (proposed)
Hedgehog, Sweet Tooth, Sweet Comb
Hydnum umbilicatum (Sensu CA)
Golden Waxy Cap
Hygrocybe punicea (sensu CA)
Crimson Waxy Cap
Jelly Babies, Ochre Jelly Club
Pink Waxy Cap, Salmon Waxy Cap
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum group
Cat’s Tongue, Toothed Jelly Fungus, White Yellow Mushroom, Jelly Tooth
no common name
Winter Russula, Creamy Russula
Russula olivacea (sensu CA)
Scutellinia scutellata group
Eyelash Cup Fungus
False Turkey Tail
Bluing Slippery Jack
Leafy Jelly, Brown Jelly Fungus
Velvety Black Earth Tongue, Velvety Earth Tongue
After the foray, a small group of us decided to continue our hunt. We found the Agaricus, Amanita, Suillus and Candy Cap. Also found a good amount of yellowfoot.
It was a marvelous day and we all went home with something to cook.