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What time of year is the best to go hunting for free mushrooms, also how the heck do you identify which ones are the good ones. Slim if you and your dad want to go so I can learn whats good and what's not :)

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Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:21 am
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Autumn is best for 'shrooming, so it's probably a bit late now. I'll ask Dad, maybe he can pass on some knowledge for everyone.

One of things I've learnt is mushies tend to have symbiotic relationships with certain species of trees, like Lactarius deliciosus (the orange ones that are a bit of a delicacy) is symbiotic with pines. I don't know a huge amount, but I'll see what I can find out.


Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:21 pm
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I do know a couple of awesome spots but i'd have to blind fold you :lol: they are that good!

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Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:24 pm
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There are so many good spots that I think we could share without hiding them from each other :lol:

Pretty much any pine or oak plantation around Canberra (of which there are many!!!) are good. Majura pines, Kowen Forest, Lowden Forest Park at Tallaganda, and all the oaks through Canberra's public parks. I might check the pines across the road from my house on O'Connor Ridge some time, but they aren't very good as far as pines go.


Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:34 pm
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We get a reasonable number of field mushrooms on our property. Spring or Autumn is when we see them, when its wet, the days a sunny but not really hot. I'm hoping this Spring will be extra good with all this wet weather, once it warms up, come on the mushies :)

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What do the poisionous ones look like , which ones do you know are bad :?

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Slim my spots are out towards Braidwood way one in monga forest & one in a privately owned pine forest!

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ollie girl wrote:
What do the poisionous ones look like , which ones do you know are bad :?


Sorry, Tracey! I'm not even going to try, because I don't want to be responsible for any deaths. I'm not great at it- I know a few, but I always check with someone who knows what they're talking about.

Maybe someone who knows more could post?

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Slim my spots are out towards Braidwood way one in monga forest & one in a privately owned pine forest!


We'll have to head out there when it's mushie season. I'll convince Dad he should come too.


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I'd like to know too .... (about which you can eat and which you cannot)


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I do not know if it because we collect the "packaging" from a wholesale Fruit and Vege place, which can sometime contains several boxes of mushrooms, but we get some bummper wild crops, when we lock up the different paddocks.

The biggest problem is that neither of us like mushrooms, so we let the geese and sheep eat them, the cows just stand on them :lol:

We have never gone wild 'shrooming, too cold :hmm

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