We will meet at the Minerva hunter walking trails on Clearwater county 36, (AKA Upper Rice Lake Road). From Bagley, 11 miles south on State Hwy 92 to Upper Rice Lake Road. Take a left, heading east, and look for the entrance on the left in about 1.5 miles. (there will be a large ranch house on the right side of the road). Kelly Larson will be leading the foray.
Here is a link to the DNR map site.
Our 2014 Fall Mushroom Banquet will be at the Ranch House, north of Walker, on Saturday, November 22. More details will be available early October.
Foray Sunday, Sept. 28, 9 AM – Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji. Our foray will be at Waldsee, the German Village. The Language Villages are located on County Hwy 20 (also known as the Golf Course Road) northeast of Bemidji. (Maps are available at http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/who-we-are/our-locations/bemidji-minn Click on “Maps to Bemidji, MN site.”)
We will meet first at the parking lot just off of Hwy 20, and proceed from there to Waldsee, the German Village. There will be signs posted to direct you should you arrive late. There’s a parking lot in front of the main building. You’ll see a tunnel that goes through the building, and we’ll have tables and chairs on the other side of the tunnel.
If you would like, bring a lunch along for after the foray.
We had a very successful foray at Bemidji State Park, finding many varieties of mushrooms.
Paula Peters preparing people for the foray
A few of the mushrooms found
Kelly Larson did a fantastic cooking demonstration, preparing a three-course meal. The appetizer consisted of chanterelles sautéed with olive oil and minced shallots and run through a food processor with cream cheese and goat cheese, on crackers, some garnished with fig spread and mango chutney and some garnished with a slice of dried apricot.
Kelly Larson presenting her three-course meal plan Continue reading
You can view Lakeland Public TV’s Common Ground show on the Paul Bunyan Mushroom Club on You Tube. Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/0TAYzQB1hPI
Thank you to Scott Knudson for producing a fine show.
Our 2013 Fall Mushroom Banquet was held on Saturday, November 23 at the Ranch House, north of Walker. Click on “Fall Mushroom Banquet” on the banner above to see the menu and a photo.
Here’s a photo an article about Van Bialon that appeared in the 10-16-13 Crosby-Ironton Courier
or the full article go to this link: http://www.messagemedia.co/aitkin/community/features/article_37cb5ba2-3b34-11e3-bf8e-001a4bcf6878.html
Sat., Oct. 5, 10 AM Foothills Forest – Meet at Cut Lake Trail parking area on Hwy2, 10 miles west of Pine River off MN 371, or 4 miles east of MN Hwy. 64.
We will meet at the parking lot at the entrance to the Concordia Language Villages on County Hwy. 20. From there we will proceed to Waldsee, the German village, for our foray. Directions: Hwy. 20 (sometimes called the Golf Course Road) can be reached several miles north of Bemidji. Drive about 6 miles east to the entrance to the Villages, where there is a large parking lot.
If you arrive late and we’ve already driven in, drive into the language villages and bear left to get to Waldsee. You’ll see a parking lot in front of a large building that has a tunnel through it (it’s called Bahnhof). Park, and then go to the building and through the tunnel. There will be tables and chairs set up there for us. (They will be moved into the tunnel in case of rain.)
Bring a lunch with you and we’ll have a picnic there after the foray.
We found lots of mushrooms in spite of the dry weather. After collecting Anna Gerenday led us in identification. There were more than 50 species! Here’s a picture of a nice example of the Train Wrecker (Neolentinus lepideus) we found.
Neolentinus lepideus – “Train Wrecker”