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Forum: Open Discussion May 13, 2013, 12:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: trilliums edible???!!!

If they are abundant enough I don't see anything wrong with ethically harvesting them for personal use to eat or use as medicine. I've never messed with them myself, they just look pretty in the...
Forum: Open Discussion May 11, 2013, 6:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: question about ramps

just stick the ramps in a glass of water, they will last almost indefinitely.
Forum: Open Discussion May 11, 2013, 6:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Found lots of ticks

I rarely see ticks in the areas I hunt, but this year they are everywhere.
Forum: Open Discussion May 11, 2013, 5:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,313
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: buying morels

People get away with it because there's a lot of people out there that don't have a clue and they get caught up in all the hype. Too bad for them, hopefully they will learn before they get sick or...
Forum: Open Discussion May 11, 2013, 5:54 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,167
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Leaving small morels to grow

I've been hunting morels for a long time now all over this state and several others. I can tell you without any doubt that if you leave the little ones they will grow into morels worth picking....
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 18, 2013, 9:54 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,712
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Effect of Ash Borer on morels

Around here people harvested the dead ash and then took em up north to burn.
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 15, 2013, 8:21 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,712
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Effect of Ash Borer on morels

The state and forestry people are already, have been really, harvesting ash from the state in an effort to get whatever profit out of the resource before it's gone forever. That should let you know...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 14, 2013, 8:55 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,712
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Effect of Ash Borer on morels

I believe it will spell the end for the type of morel hunting folks are used to seeing up north. The elms have been toast for a long time down here and, except for rare situations, they ain't taking...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 23, 2012, 10:57 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Who has had Gout???

Been meaning too call ya Jon. :)

I hear juniper berries are good for the gout as well for the same reason as celery. That's what they flavor gin with. Raisins are good too, and folks would eat...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 12, 2012, 1:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Who has had Gout???

Hey Jon,

Celery might help eliminate uric acid, which would likely help prevent gout.
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 24, 2012, 12:45 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Morel Mushroom Habitat Video

I'll second that tree book miker, it's the best one I have. Another good one is the Tree Identification Book by George w. Symmonds, a pictorial key to tree ID, very useful for those that might not...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 21, 2012, 1:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Morel Mushroom Habitat Video

Thanks Glenn,

Tree ID is nice for spotting potential spots from a distance or from the road without having to enter the area. It saves time.
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 20, 2012, 11:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: From one shroomer

i found some on the 3rd and wanted to let them grow. I went back twice to check and picked them on the 16th because many footprints were steeping through the area and I was seeing stumps too.

I...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 20, 2012, 11:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: From one shroomer

Be the first one there? How do you do that? :)
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 20, 2012, 10:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Morel Mushroom Habitat Video

Thanks folks. Old man? :lol:

American elm ID: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI5Er5oq6fU

That vid should help Walleye.

In words, the easy ways in CAPS:

V SHAPED PROFILE, alternate...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 19, 2012, 2:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By MisterNatural
Morel Mushroom Habitat Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV_4QtmlgmE

I'm going to be making several videos over the next few weeks to help new folks find morels.

This video talks about soil type, ground cover, and a few...
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 1, 2011, 3:16 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: My hunting buddy

Does anyone visit this forum anymore? Hello?

:eyebrow:
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 31, 2011, 4:33 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By MisterNatural
My hunting buddy

I get so tied up in the outdoors, sometimes it's nice to just stop and watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMb2V-1IcZI
Forum: Open Discussion Sep 25, 2011, 2:22 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Blewit

Yes they are up.
Forum: Open Discussion May 30, 2011, 10:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: While amongst my almond trees

Here's one!

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m50/shroomer69/Nature/100_1451-crop.jpg
Forum: Open Discussion May 27, 2011, 5:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Right now is the time

Ha! I've done the same thing. Winter is a great time to spot woods.
Forum: Open Discussion May 27, 2011, 5:41 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: What is up with the woods?

I went for a quick check on one of my later morel spots, it was underwater and had about 30 carp swimming in it, in the woods, lol.

I can honestly say I've never seen that before in my life. :omg:
Forum: Open Discussion May 25, 2011, 9:52 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: What is up with the woods?

I think it's just the fact that this season has been near perfect for growth and the morels know it. I've found yellow morels on trees that are 5 years dead. I've found them on trees that never...
Forum: Open Discussion May 25, 2011, 2:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Michigan mushroom poisonings

...but you can't make it drink.
Forum: Open Discussion May 25, 2011, 2:16 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: 3rd try, still nothing

The problem with offering specific online help, even through pm's, is that those strangers tell other strangers, and those strangers tell yet even more strangers until you end up with a woods full of...
Forum: Open Discussion May 24, 2011, 12:50 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Morel journal ideas

I now stick with bullet points and if needed a comment section at the end for details.

It's makes it easier referring back to it later on. When I first started I added way too much info and it...
Forum: Open Discussion May 23, 2011, 9:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: 3rd try, still nothing

Being new maybe you're just having a hard time spotting them. I have a hard time at first, but once I find a few my eyes get trained in on the pattern and I spot them by simply glassing the area.
...
Forum: Open Discussion May 22, 2011, 11:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: I need help with hens please

Hens are more of a meaty taste to me than anything. The only thing I constantly see people confusing with a hen is Black-staining polypore, but there are others that I suppose one might confuse with...
Forum: Open Discussion May 20, 2011, 12:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: lots of logging

Ya! Reepek Lake. We limit out every time we go.:rolleyes:

I'm glad I live in an area where there's always been heavy competition. No worries over people finding my spots because they already...
Forum: Open Discussion May 20, 2011, 12:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Soils...

Considering some of the ground cover you mentioned it's hard to say, but Cedars are generally a sign of poor soil.

Black soil with sand in it is key, especially the kind that will clump in your...
Forum: Open Discussion May 16, 2011, 10:44 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,295
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: livingston county

Sounds good, they are definitely up in this area. I'm starting to find big blown out yellows.
Forum: Open Discussion May 15, 2011, 3:28 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Dehydration Help

I dry mine, sliced in half, unwashed, until they're bone dry at the lowest temperature setting. Mushrooms that are going to be dehydrated should not be washed.

All the bugs and most of the dirt...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 15, 2011, 1:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Hey Folks,

I'm definitely no expert and I know when I first started really getting into this six or so years ago I just wanted to get an ID for a specific shroom at the moment I found it. I wanted someone to...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 7, 2011, 1:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Winter wonder land

@ ross

We find them on Elm when the half frees are up along with Big toothed aspen. I think the ones that grow on elm actually have a better flavor. These are the standard oyster mushrooms too,...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 27, 2011, 12:36 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,876
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Spring Snow!?

Around here I welcome a late snow, more moisture in the ground later in the season.
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 1, 2011, 10:04 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,894
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Signs of spring is on the way!

First I heard 'em, then I saw 'em, Sandhills, 10 of them, floating high on the wind heading due north, 3 seperated and hovered on the wind motionless directly overhead, was pretty neat to hear and...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 22, 2011, 10:54 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Remember when the internet was honest?

I used to find real good solid info at the library, still do. Learned how to fix my cars and trucks, motorbike, learned how to repair houses, do electrical and plumbing, learned how to get out of...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 20, 2011, 11:59 am
Replies: 50
Views: 4,894
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Signs of spring is on the way!

I'm enjoying the later sunsets, haven't seen much else to say spring is ccoming just yet.
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 20, 2011, 11:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Remember when the internet was honest?

http://www.google.com/search?q=morel+facts&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=
...
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 31, 2010, 11:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: New Year's

Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!!!
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 30, 2010, 10:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By MisterNatural
I posted this elsewhere, but thought it was..

pretty neat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQdSwxS03kQ
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 30, 2010, 10:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: More than one use for shrooms

You're welcome Frank. YouTube has a lot of great channels. I like the stuff that's related to wild foods and wilderness living, farming, bushcraft. Pretty much anything to do with the outdoors, being...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 30, 2010, 1:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: More than one use for shrooms

That looks good Frank. Thanks Mike!

Good to hear from you again.

I wanted to get more shroom vids up, but was real busy with school and such and the shrooms just weren't cooperating for me...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 27, 2010, 10:30 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Hunting just got easier....sorta

I wonder if it's a handful's worth? I'd gladly sell a handful of dried "yellow or grey morels" for 10 bucks.

I wonder how many dollars worth of dried shrooms I have sitting in the crisper and...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 27, 2010, 10:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: More than one use for shrooms

Thanks Frank. I thought it might be a bit off topic, but it is mushrooms after all.
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 26, 2010, 11:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By MisterNatural
More than one use for shrooms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WyrVE2sDOU

tinder fungus
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 26, 2010, 11:37 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Hunting just got easier....sorta

I'm curious how many dried morels are in .5 oz.?
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 16, 2010, 2:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: Where to find Chanterlles?

I made this vid to remind myself what Chanterelles like. I spout off a bunch of rules and stuff for finding them, but the one thing to remember is the only hard and fast rule for shrooms is making...
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 16, 2010, 1:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: what's in your woods now?

I haven't been finding many shrooms, lotsa old ones, but have been finding quite a few other things.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MiWilderness#p/a

I did find a few Old Men of the Woods, but it...
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 2, 2010, 4:24 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,344
Posted By MisterNatural
Re: I'm back folks,

Good to hear you're doing well Mike.
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