Mainland Wild Wanderings

Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus). Wild-harvested in Northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus). Wild-harvested in Northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

I Awoke one day and stepped into a metal bird, who carried me high up above the sea. Then, the clouds parted and we landed. Mainland visit was full of family, and of course wild food. The baby was toted and doted upon, with 7 grandma’s lining up like a flock. But it was the foragers eye, that spyed the whole lot, of wild edible mushrooms that is. A few wild food highlights from the trip.

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Pleurotus ostreatus
Wild Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus). These delicious shrooms were wild-harvested in northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage

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Both the oyster mushroom and chaga can be easily cultivated. Ethical wildcrafting of our remaining wild spaces is absolutely necessary to ensure biodiversity is encouraged.
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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus). Ethically wild-harvested in northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus). Ethically wild-harvested in northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage

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Burdock stems. Photo by Sunny Savage
Burdock stems. Photo by Sunny Savage
Milkweed flowers, northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage
Milkweed flowers, northern MN. Photo by Sunny Savage
Black walnuts, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage
Black walnuts, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage
Elderberries, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage
Elderberries, southern California. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild rose elixir, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild rose elixir, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild chokeberry margarita with wild columbine flower, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild chokeberry margarita with wild columbine flower, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild Columbine flowers, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild Columbine flowers, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild Oyster Mushroom sauteed with wild bee balm leaf, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Wild Oyster Mushroom sauteed with wild bee balm leaf, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Cattail pollen pancake, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
Cattail pollen pancake, northern Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
First visit to Star Island for my son Saelyn and I. A lake within an island, within a lake. Northern, Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage
First visit to Star Island for my son Saelyn and I. A lake within an island, within a lake. Northern, Minnesota. Photo by Sunny Savage

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