Autumn undoubtedly is considered to be the best season for the growth of wild mushrooms. After the first rains, when the appropriate moisture levels are reached and temperature has dropped, the necessary conditions are met for the flourishing of this cherished fruit of nature, which overwhelms the forests and the meadows. Having the appropriate equipment and a good company, a trip to the forest for mushrooms searching and picking can be a great chance for everyone to feel and enjoy the nature, to experience the magical world of the forest and revitalize his or hers body and soul.
The most popular wild mushrooms, fruiting and collected during autumn in Europe, are the Boletus, a mushroom family which comprises many edible subspecies. Some other distinctive and most beloved mushrooms are the Amanita caesarea, the Macrolepiota procera, the Russula, which needs extra attention for its identification, the Cantharellus cibarius, the Suillus granulatus, the Lactarius deliciosus and many more of the genus of Agaricus. Of course, many more other edible species thrive during the Fall season, but someone has to be a very experienced collector to identify them as edible. So if you come across a mushroom that you are not a hundred percent sure for its kind, do not place it in your basket and by all means, do not taste it.
It’s time then to get ready and collect the proper equipment. Take baskets and knives, a book to identify wild mushrooms and an experienced collector as a consultant, and rush into the woods!
Mushring will show you the way to easily and quickly find your destination.