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Old Oct 6, 2004, 2:02 am   #1
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Name: Mike
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Hey all,

I really enjoy helping out everyone here.

But YOU can help us, help you even better in identifying mushrooms.

Just do a simple and cheap little thing. Grab yourself one of those little spiral notebooks, I believe, 6" by 4", and a pack of pencils. Sharpen the pencils to the length of the book, and put it in the spiral binder.
Place in a waterproof ziploc bag, and take it with you when you hunt to make little notes to yourself when you make a find.

Sorta like this:

Oak, beech, some ash

Raspberry canes, thin grass

soil moist, not much sun

old lighting struck tree,

When you get home, and get your captured prey on a sporeprint medium, sit back, and use these tips.

All of a sudden it's, "hey, wait a minute, there were some aspens in there too, and alot of dead mayapples, soil was kinda moist actually.
I passed 2 deer runs, then I found it just south of that old lighting struck tree, which I believe was a maple".

Now write it down, in a larger book for the year.
Begin the book in the beginning of the year, when your out morel hunting.
Take a case in point, mark the book by year, and key chararistic's of that year, dry, very wet, cool or hot.

Now you have a reference center to match those conditions another year down the road. Put it on your computer too, but commit it to floppy or cd.

Hope this helps ya,

I've been accused of the things, I've said
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