One of our stated goals is the preservation and encouragement of native species of plants and trees.
We are fortunate to have a local provider of Ohio Native Plants nearby. Natives in Harmony can supply many of the plants currently growing at Terradise.
The videos from Adam Haritan of Learn Your Land below can help you identify and learn about natives and invasives.
Enoki — a wild edible mushroom you can forage during the coldest months of the year. This fungus, also known as Enokitake and Velvet Foot, is often overlooked in the wild due to its smaller size. Interestingly, Enoki is cultivated on a commercial scale and can also be purchased in many grocery stores.
Before you begin your search for wild Enoki mushrooms, however, there’s one thing you should know. Enoki is not the easiest mushroom to positively identify. It resembles several other LBMs (little brown mushrooms) that grow in similar habitats during similar seasons. To make matters a bit riskier, some of these LBMs are very toxic.
In this new video, I share some tips on positively identifying the wild Enoki mushroom. I also compare and contrast this species to the Deadly Galerina — a poisonous LBM that could be confused for the edible Enoki mushroom.
If you’re interested in safely and confidently harvesting wild edible mushrooms this winter season, check out the brand new video!
TURKEY TAIL MUSHROOMS
Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) is a frequently encountered medicinal mushroom that typically inhabits deciduous logs, stumps, sticks, and snags. This species is not difficult to locate, though several fungi visually resemble turkey tail — including the false turkey tail (Stereum ostrea) and violet toothed polypore (Trichaptum biforme). In this video, we discuss how to discern between turkey tail and its look-alikes. Medicinal benefits are also discussed.