Alberta Campgrounds | The Right Conditions For Mushrooms
When heading out to Alberta campgrounds this summer. Many people want to spend time. Foraging for some of the amazing ingredients. That they can find in the Alberta wilderness.
While people can find berries to eat, plants to dry as tea. And many other ingredients. One very common thing to forage for. And that can be found very readily in the Alberta wilderness.
Our mushrooms, mushrooms that are edible. As well as mushrooms with a great additional purpose. In fact, many amateur herbalists. As well as professional herbalists. Love to forage in Alberta campgrounds.
For the great benefit that they can get. From the medicinal mushrooms. That are native to this province. One of the most commonly sought after medicinal mushroom. Is called the Ganoderma Apple natum.
Which is part of the Rishi family. Which has an extremely long list of medicinal uses. From being able to lower peoples cholesterol with regular use. Lowering people’s blood pressure. And reducing stress levels.
These are just some of the benefits that people can get. From this mushroom. People also find that it can reduce their fatigue. Help their sleep, and give them energy. And must be prepared precisely.
In fact, any wild mushrooms that people pick. Must be prepared very precisely. Because using or consuming them. While completely raw, will make people sick. With nausea, and vomiting.
In fact, even when people are certain. That they have found an edible mushroom. They need to first consume it. In very small amounts. To ensure that it is not going to cause them. Any gastrointestinal distress.
While there are many different types of edible mushrooms in Alberta campgrounds. From the highly sought after, saffron milk cap mushroom. To a wide variety of what is called poly spores.
Including honey mushrooms, several different varieties of oyster mushrooms. Some of which, reportedly taste like bacon. And many vegans enjoy cooking. With this type of mushroom for the flavoured it imparts.
Other poly spores people can find in Alberta campgrounds include. Puffballs, which are white, and puffy. Several varieties of morel mushrooms. To mushrooms that have a variety of fun names.
Such as lions main, which looks like white cauliflower. Shaggy mains, yellow guild, glistening Inc., slimy spike, fairy ring and gem studded. All of these mushrooms are native to Alberta.
And can be found, with a little bit of knowledge, and a little bit of luck. Mixed with the indomitable spirit, of never giving up. Not only should people become very familiar. With how to identify these mushrooms.
Using methods other than just appearance alone. As well as understanding. What types of vegetation they grow close to. They still might not be that easy to find. As they typically grow covered.
Because they like the dark, damp and cool conditions. That they can find on the forest floor. Covered by discarded vegetation. While foraging is fun past time for many.
When they visit elevated experience camping. Foragers can spend their time looking through the forest. While their loved ones, can enjoy activities. Such as goat yoga, mini golf and fishing in the river.
Alberta Campgrounds | Knowing The Right Conditions For Mushrooms
When people are visiting Alberta campgrounds, there are many different activities to engage in. And when people visit elevated experience camping. There is literally no end to activities they can do.
From fishing, boating in the river. Hiking and biking, people can also engage in. Some of the more structured activities, such as goat yoga, mini golf. And playing in the retro arcade.
This is the perfect place to go. If some people love to go foraging in the woods. For things like berries and mushrooms. So that the rest of their family. Can still have lots of fun things to do.
Foraging is a fun activity. And many people enjoy it. Because they find it relaxing. As it allows them to shed the stress of their regular life. And clear their mind. As they go walking through the forest.
When they are looking for their favourite types of mushrooms. They will keep in mind. That those mushrooms, not only grow in similar conditions. Such as dark, cool and damp locations.
But also, certain mushrooms. Grow close to certain plants and trees. Including tree mushrooms, that typically only grow. On their favourite kinds of trees as well. For example, one of the most sought after.
Wild mushrooms, not just in Alberta campgrounds. But throughout the world. Is called the saffron milk cap mushroom. And is found, close to plane trees. In fact, many are found at the base of pine trees.
Covered by all of the discarded pine leaves, and pinecones. As well as discarded leaves, and grasses. That provides cover. And the best conditions. Such as dark, damp and cool. That mushrooms like to grow in.
In fact, while many people think. That mushrooms are plans. They absolutely are not. And actually, the five all description. Having their own place in the kingdom of organization.
They are not considered a plant. Because they do not need the sun. Therefore, they can stay happily out of the sun. And in the dark for their entire life. They do not need the sun because they do not photosynthesize.
Therefore, people who like to forage for mushrooms in Alberta campgrounds. Enjoy searching for the right conditions. And then gently moving aside fallen vegetation. In order to discover. If it is hiding their favourite mushrooms.
However, if people are just learning how to forage for mushrooms. They should learn not only where their favourite mushrooms grow. And how to identify them on appearance. But also how to identify them.
Based on other factors as well. Because there are many mushrooms that have poisonous look-alikes. When people visit elevated experience camping.
The mushroom expert that they have on staff. Be more than happy to answer questions. And help people find the right mushrooms. And avoid the wrong ones that can make them quite ill.