Mainland Wild Wanderings

Mainland Wild Wanderings
Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus). Wild-harvested in Northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus). Wild-harvested in Northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

I Awoke one day and stepped into a metal bird, who carried me high up above the sea. Then, the clouds parted and we landed. Mainland visit was full of family, and of course wild food. The baby was toted and doted upon, with 7 grandma’s lining up like a flock. But it was the foragers eye, that spyed the whole lot, of wild edible mushrooms that is. A few wild food highlights from the trip.

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Pleurotus ostreatus

Wild Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus). These delicious shrooms were wild-harvested in northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage

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Both the oyster mushroom and chaga can be easily cultivated. Ethical wildcrafting of our remaining wild spaces is absolutely necessary to ensure biodiversity is encouraged.
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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus). Ethically wild-harvested in northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus). Ethically wild-harvested in northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage

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Burdock stems. Photo by Sunny Savage

Burdock stems. Photo by Sunny Savage

Milkweed flowers, northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage

Milkweed flowers, northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage

Black walnuts, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage

Black walnuts, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage

Elderberries, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage

Elderberries, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild rose elixir, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild rose elixir, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild chokeberry margarita with wild columbine flower, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild chokeberry margarita with wild columbine flower, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild Columbine flowers, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild Columbine flowers, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild Oyster Mushroom sauteed with wild bee balm leaf, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Wild Oyster Mushroom sauteed with wild bee balm leaf, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Cattail pollen pancake, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

Cattail pollen pancake, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

First visit to Star Island for my son Saelyn and I. A lake within an island, within a lake. Northern, Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

First visit to Star Island for my son Saelyn and I. A lake within an island, within a lake. Northern, Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

1 Comment

  1. Wow! Looks great! We are covered in black walnut trees about 50 ft tall. Do you recommend an easy way to crack or just get a sturdy cracker?

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