Videos of Wild Maitake Mushrooms foraging and hunting
This video shows a couple hikers who discovered a nice size Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa).
They do a pretty good job describing the mushroom and where they found it. Also interesting is one an mentioned he had bought some Maitake spawn plugs and goes around his neighbourhood drilling holes in hardwood trees and stuffing in Maitake spawn plugs. And that he’s hoping to have them show up in 2-3 years around his neighbourhood.
That sounds like fun. But I can guess that the neighbours would get a little upset when you innoculate their teee with a wood degrading fungus
This video shows a variety of snapshots of wild Maitake with an interesting elecro music background.
There seems to be a variety of Maitake and possibly other types of mushrooms (maybe chicken of the woods).
End of August, first part of september to October, you find Oak trees like the one in the video. He mentions that there are no look alikes to Maitake that are poisonous.
And he’s been harvesting/foraging maitakes from this tree for the last threee years.