Collection location: Nehalem Bay State Park, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]
The spot from whence these etiolating beauties came used to be a well-kept secret. Now, like the much higher-traffic stretch of Psilocybe cyanescens habitat nearby, there are basket and bag wielders there every single dingle fall and early winter morning, who’d rather cradle rob primordia than wait for them to develop and risk someone else scoring “their” boletes. Thankfully, there are more well kept secret spots in the area, to which only myself and the very serious gentlemen pictured here are privy.
Substrate: in sandy soil beneath a cluster of shore pines (Pinus contorta)
Habitat: human-impacted sand spit with introduced shore pine (Pinus contorta), European beach grass (Ammophila arenaria) and Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Ecoregion: Central Pacific Coastal Forests (NA0510)
Collector(s): D. Newman, B. Sims & ?
Collected during the Hunter Gatherer Intensive of the Dancing Hawk Native Lifeways Primitive Skills Internship, Oregon Coast, 2008
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I have often heard the destruction of patches called “patch rape”, and it’s a shame that people do this.
I found some chicken of the woods the other day, and noticed that somebody else had cut several pieces off of it while young and tender, it had grown some since then so I did the same, but still left plenty of it to continue growing in hopes that maybe some other forager might find it.
I always think of the feeling I get when I find something interesting, and want others to feel that same feeling. I think there are plenty of mushrooms to go around if people do things properly, and not act selfish, but I guess some people only care about themselves.
Created: 2016-09-06 14:04:02 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2016-09-09 10:57:48 CDT (-0400)
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