Mushroom hunting and the science of mycology provide a fun outdoor activity for individuals and families alike. Michigan is resplendent in the varieties of fungi that can be found in our abundant forests and fields but one needs to know what to look for; not only that, just when and where to look is important too. I admit that I don’t have much knowledge when it comes to mushroom picking but no worries as lots of picking information is available at http://michiganmushroomhunters.org/Beginners/beginner.htm Here you can find the 10 commandments of eating wild mushrooms and helpful tips for mushroom hunting. If you already found mushrooms, it’s also a great link to find cook books and top recipes from the members of the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club (MMHC).
Mushroom hunting can be enjoyed by all ages; introducing children to the world of mushrooms is a great way to peak their interest in science, nature, and the great outdoors. Mushrooming with your child also provides a way of having quality time in a quiet and peaceful setting instead of the crazy go-here, go-there, never-stop bustle of today’s world. Always remember though that you need to instill a good sense of caution in the children and never allow them to sample mushrooms without your approval. Enjoy picking!