The mushroom forest

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The Norwegian forests are suddenly full of mushrooms to pick. More than usual, and more or less all over the country as I can see from a  mushroom Facebook-group I follow. It is an Eldorado to be in the forest now, and I could spend all they there searching for wild food, or taking pictures.

Rødgul kremle, spiselig matsopp.

The one above is a Russula, probably Copper Brittlegill (Russula decolorans). But they are so many different, so can’t be sure.

false saffron milkcaps

Definitely False Saffron Milkcaps (Lactarius deterrimus), and a couple of Slippery Jack (Suillus luteus). Very good both of them.

Ospeskrubb, Leccinum aurantiacum. God matsopp.

I also like these ones a lot, but as others in this family they need to be fried for a long time, at least 15 minutes. Red-cap boletus, Leccinum aurantiacum.

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My dog was sick and had to have an operation. It was a dangerous condition but thanks to clever veterinaries he seems fine again. But have to wait sometimes, for my preoccupation with mushrooms. And the best of them all is also around, the cep. All these pictures are from the last couple of days. Don’t use my photos, or any photos on the internet, to decide which mushrooms to pick. Use your own knowledge, or find somebody who knows. There are more photos in my mushroom galleries.

Steinsopp - Boletus edible

 

100 thoughts on “The mushroom forest

  1. Bente, I hope your dog is feeling better, being sick is not fun for any animal. Your forest looks so lush right now, moist and lush. You are a much braver soul than I. I love to look at mushrooms but I totally suck at identifying them. I buy them straight up at the market, or let our morrel hunting dog teams find some for me!

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    1. Good for you, I guess there are lovely ones in your markets. I was raised this way, as a mushroom maniac every autumn. And thanks for you concern, Nancy, as a dog woman I guess you know all about it, Gastric dilatation volvulus. Frightening experience.

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  2. Poor doggie🙂 Glad he came through.
    As for the mushrooms, great photos as always. Although I am a chef for 47 years and absolutely love mushrooms, (fresh chantrelles are my favorites), if I would source my own I’d probably be dead the same evening😦

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  3. It’s always a worry when our pets are sick. So glad he’s doing better. And your mushrooms!!!! Oh, how it makes me want to go picking! We mainly go for chanterelles here on Vancouver Island, but there are boletus as well. Not as nice as yours, but there are some. Maybe in two or three weeks we can go picking here. We need some rain first! It has been too hot and dry for too long.

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  4. Lovely photos of these wonderful mushrooms. You are lucky to be knowledgable on which ones are safe to eat. There are so many around that look similar that it takes a very skilled and learned person to tell which ones are poisonous.

    Glad to hear your dog is on the mend.

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  5. Great images that forest looks like a great place to wander about in. Good to hear your dog is fine-those hats really annoy pets, we have had a few ops on pets over the years and they hate wearing those hats.

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  6. Wonderful photos and you sure are lucky to have such a variety of edible mushroom near you. I would love to have patch of tasty boletus near my house. Have a great week and i hope you dog recovers quickly.

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  7. Your pooch doesn’t look too put out by the cone. My dogs have gone a bit nuts when having to wear one. I wish I knew enough about mushrooms to go picking. The only ones I recognize enough to eat are morrels. They are so yummy.

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    1. I would guess you live in mushroom-land too, Gunta, if not on the beaches. Morrels I don’t know much about but I have heard they are good, and some maybe poisenous? My dog endured the cone pretty good, maybe since it wasn’t as large as I have had on my old dog, he was really frightened. So all well now. Thanks.

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  8. What a harvest Bente ! And I like the basket —- was that made by Sami people ?
    Your photos captured the atmosphere so well = they brought me back the memories of 40 years ago. 🙂

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    1. What a harvest, every day actually if I get a chance to go looking. The basket is not made by the Sami, they have other kinds of crafts, like using thin roots for “weaving”. My basket is very old, from my childhood, so I don’t know its origin. Now you made me think. Why don’t you find yourself some forest, but it might not be like the Japanese ones…

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  9. Beautiful and appealing images. My husband loves to go mushroom hunting!

    And I hope your pup is truly on the mend. Our vet also was quite a pup-saver a few years ago, and my 10 1/2 year old labrador continues to enjoy life because of his skills.

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    1. I guess your husband has brought back some mushrooms by now, and that you all enjoyed them. Glad to hear about your labrador and that he got the help needed. Great vets are important. Thanks Cindi.

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  10. Lovely photographs of the mushrooms. Some friends have found ceps here already but I have not looked yet. I love cep and other mushrooms but I cannot eat Suillus luteus. Your dog looks very resigned and bored with his collar on, I hope he will have it off soon and be running around as usual. Amelia

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    1. I guess the french loves ceps, but maybe not as much as the Italians. I like the variety. Don’t eat much of the Suillus, but once in a whaile if they are perfect. Dog is running around as normal now, at last. Thanks Amelia.

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  11. Hello Bente, you seem to know a lot about mushrooms, this is such a precious knowledge to have, I envy that🙂 I hope your dog will recover fully as soon as possible, so sorry to hear he was so sick.

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    1. Fint å lære om sopp ja, gjør turene ekstra givende om høsten. Godt er det også. Du kan jo prøve privatleksjoner: finn en person som kan minst en sopp. Det begynner gjerne med kantareller.

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  12. I’m so glad yoiu have the knowledge and confidence to pick and eat mushrooms. I only recognise three sorts with certainty, so I’m not having the great eating experience that you are. Hope your dog continues to get better.

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  13. Your photographs are beautiful, Bente. Now I’m craving some mushrooms fried in butter!
    I’m glad your dog is doing OK, he looks a bit like a furry mushroom in that picture. : )

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  14. Du har fanget en hel underskog av sopp. Dette er virkerlig høst for meg. Flotte bilder, spesielt det første som har et drivende perspektiv. Vil ellers ønske god bedring til hunden din. Det ser jo ut til at han er på bedringens vei.

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  15. We’ve been gathering and enjoying lots of mushrooms here in Virginia as well: chanterelles, chicken of the woods, cauliflower mushrooms and the shiitakes we’re growing. It’s a great time of year for mushroom foraging. Happy hunting!

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  16. Hi, Bente. I’m fascinated by mushrooms, but I’m afraid to eat them wild – afraid I’ll get a poisonous one. I know some of the families here pick and eat mushrooms. Your photographs are wonderful.

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