There’s No Foraging Like Snow Foraging

October snow hovers in the Colorado high country.

It’s mid October and it just keeps snowing here in the high country at 11,000 feet in Colorado Rockies. You’d think foraging season were over, but it’s not. Two days ago I awoke to a steady snow and found myself unable to focus on work. By noon it stopped but the wind kicked … [Read more...]

Berry Bliss at Strawberry Park

False Solomon's seal or Solomon's plume with ripe, sticky-sweet red berries.

This blog is just the small-potatoes-rambling of one over-exuberant semi-neophyte foraging addict, but I swear, wild food must be en vogue or something—because in the last four months I have received not one or two but three different emails from producers seeking to create TV or … [Read more...]

Foraging Fungi in the National Forest

Shaggy mane soldiers popping out of the roadbed after a good rain.

Note: I wrote this article at the behest of a Forest Service representative; it is re-posted here, plus subtitles, with permission of the Summit Daily News, which ran it on October 1.   Just as collecting firewood from the national forest for home use requires a permit, so too … [Read more...]