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What’s your first few species? While we have some winter edible mushrooms I don’t find them all that often so primary start time for me is about April. Morels and pheasant back mushroom and fiddleheads. Some years the pheasant back are everywhere. Looking forward to it and wish it wasn’t 12 degrees out today.
 

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While you are looking for morels I'll be looking for models and while you look for pheasant backs I'll be looking of peasant with strong backs. :)
Have to keep the ranch going! :)
 

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When the five or six feet of snow is "mostly" gone. First up is dandelions, then two weeks after snow totally gone, Fiddlehead ferns (I call them Alaska "Green Snakes")
 
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wild cherry,blackberry,wild garlic,Hickory nuts,Black walnuts,Bamboo shoots.
 

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ramps,morels and then bluegills
 

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Not a whole lot of good stuff to forage in my area, but morels and wild asparagus are popular in spring. Early raspberries and mulberries in summer, and then chicken of the woods, gooseberries and elderberries...
 

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When the five or six feet of snow is "mostly" gone. First up is dandelions, then two weeks after snow totally gone, Fiddlehead ferns (I call them Alaska "Green Snakes")
I’ve never heard them called that. I actually didn’t realize they grew that far north either. Interesting
 

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What’s your first few species? While we have some winter edible mushrooms I don’t find them all that often so primary start time for me is about April. Morels and pheasant back mushroom and fiddleheads. Some years the pheasant back are everywhere. Looking forward to it and wish it wasn’t 12 degrees out today.
I'll be looking in the trees for crossvine next month.
 

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Foraging 55 gallons of Blackwalnuts.
 

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I’ve never heard them called that. I actually didn’t realize they grew that far north either. Interesting
They are quite plentiful and popular in Maine as well.
 

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The latin name is Bignonia capreolata. It's an amazing medicinal that I use weekly in tincture form. My favorite is tea from the leaves, yummy. I posted about it here...


I'm unsure if it grows as far south as Florida.
 

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