Foraging

Poisonous PA Mushrooms we have found

Poisonous PA Mushrooms we have found

There are hundreds of different types of Mushrooms in Pennsylvania. While note edible, they are beautiful. This page has a sample of mushrooms that are not necessarily toxic but are not considered palatable.

Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms

Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms

I was excited to see a new mushroom so we picked them to save in case we found out later they were edible. They are indeed edible, but… make sure you eat them fast.  We kept our overnight in a paper bag and they went to spore but the next morning.

Staghorn Sumac – No, its not Poisonous

Staghorn Sumac – No, its not Poisonous

Growing up, we were told this was Poison Sumac.  Turns out, this is Staghorn Sumac and practically the entire plant is editable (or at least, useful) in some form or another!  We are lucky enough to have 4 or 5 of these growing in our yard and this year, we cut down...