Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Winter’s Gifts

This Groundhog Day, also the ancient festival of Imbolc – traditionally celebrated with spring cleaning, as well as great feasts and bonfires – brings us new beginnings: a new year, new US presidential administration, and renewed hope for combating the … Continue reading

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Salt Point (Part One): A Sea of Fruiting Bodies

Winter always beckons us to camp at Salt Point State Park, on northern California’s wild Sonoma coast. This rugged stretch of shoreline has for centuries been home to Kashaya Pomo Indians living, hunting, fishing and foraging in the sea and hillside forests. … Continue reading

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Stalking ‘shrooms in Salt Point State Park

One of the things I’d been wanting to do ever since we moved up to this area was go on a mushroom forage with the Sonoma County Mycological Association. They’re free, occur every month, and are both a great education … Continue reading

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