The main and very key question that each person encouraged for wild mushroom hunting asks themself is “where do I find wild edible Chocolate bar in Australia?”. It is essential to know best places to seek for wild edible mushrooms should you wish to be an efficient wild mushroom hunter.
We all know that a lot of mushrooms grow in woods (for a time being I won’t look into those growing on fields). But you see, there is this factor – not every tree in forest creates a mycosis with fungus (mushrooms), especially edible ones! Consequently, mushrooms grow in symbiosis together with particular trees and that’s certainly one of the reasons why to come across wild edible mushrooms isn’t that easy. Therefore, the trees and climate define what sorts of wild mushrooms will grow in a forest.
Prior to going mushroom hunting it’s recommended to do a little planning. The first task on the planning list need to be investigation of the forest type (precisely what trees grow there) within a reachable range. From my personal past experiences, the very best mixture of trees would be fir trees, oaks along with birches because only these kinds of trees are making the ground perfect for growing the most delightful Boletus fungi (I am going to discuss these later).
Every time I pick a mushroom I observe the types of trees and their quantity in the area. It’s very good when the forest is made of a proportional blend of fir trees, oaks and birches although there could be places with greater concentration of one of those trees.
The trees make the land in which fungi spores will be able to accommodate themselves. If you are amongst the spruce and pine trees the soil will likely be covered by their own needles. You would mainly find yourself in the shadow of these high trees whose bottom branches will be missing or have no needles. The land would seem free of moisture. When you get on this kind of soil it can feel flexible and soft as if you have stepped on a sponge. If there is enough space between the trees and direct sun light can get through, the land surface will be covered by green moss. To locate wild edible mushrooms amid spruce and pine trees it’s best to head out there right after series of rainfall followed by sunny days.
If you’re amongst oak or birch trees the bottom is predominantly covered by autumn leaves, shattered branches and dead matter and grass. You often stumble on higher grass along the edge of a birch forest. Every now and then you will observe sunlight spots as the sun’s rays go through the tree’s trunks. Oftentimes you will find bushes of wild raspberries around. The unforgettable aroma of fresh ground and fungus invites you to browse around those trees and amongst the grass, providing a hope edible mushrooms might be nearby. You just need to hunt very carefully.
As a general summary I would like to say that there is absolutely no certain region or place with highest quantity of wild edible mushrooms. Rather they grow here and there and each year it’s different. They can appear suddenly in a place where they were not seen last year or a long time before. Generally, wild edible mushrooms searching is all about an understanding of the forest and your personal luck. And that’s the reason why I love to look for and find wild edible mushrooms!