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Hericium Hunt: Days Late and Feet Short

A hericium or “Lion’s Mane” mushroom growing on an oak tree, circled in red. With the first rain of the season some weeks ago the countdown had begun until the opening harvest of mushroom season. One week passed. It may … Continue reading

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Los Padres Tree Lobster

Hericium in a hole. A Hericium mushroom I harvested today. When sauteed in butter and olive oil it tastes remarkably similar to lobster. It’s a choice wild edible. Meat Lion’s Mane Related Posts: Hericium Mushrooms

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Fried Fungus Nuggets

I happened across this Hericium erinaceus (bearded tooth, lion’s mane, pom pom) a few days ago. It was late afternoon and after walking a few miles down the trail I was looking for a place to sit and eat a … Continue reading

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Hericium Mushrooms of Santa Barbara County

I spotted a Hericium today growing on an oak log alongside a well used trail. Because there are so many different common names for Hericiums (Comb Tooth, Bear’s Head Tooth, Bearded Tooth, Lion’s Mane, Pom Pom, Hedgehog, Bearded Hedgehog . … Continue reading


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