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My new motto: "There is Food Everywhere"!- Chris Matherly, Forager & Guide

 

 

National Geographic TV new show Premiered April 20th, 2014- "Filthy Riches" , season one starring Chris and Levena

Season One is available on Netflix now

Season two has now aired! The final episode aired Wednesday June 24th on Nat Geo. It will also be available on Netflix soon.

 

Above is an edited version of all 4 of just the mushroom hunting segments on the show, (43 minutes long)

Below are full versions of episodes:

Below are links to  my personal sites on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Myspace.

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Our New Cookbook is now available! Click the above photo for more information and to order!

Videos:

 

 Foray Highlights  (Click Play Above)

  

 

Above is the 100 pound haul of morels during the 2015 Illinois Morel Foray! Incredible finds!

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       It is because of my love and enjoyment in hunting mushrooms that I am bringing you this site. I have hunted mushrooms since I was 5 years old, (at that time, stepped on a lot), and been doing it ever since. Mushroom hunting seems to get in your blood, once you do it a few times, you are addicted. I enjoy just traipsing through the woods, and the excitement of finding the mushrooms, and, of course, EATING them! It is like adult Easter-Egg Hunting, so exciting and fulfilling and truly a "Green" activity. This site is directed to help you enjoy your 'Shroomin' also! Enjoy!

     I also strongly encourage members to give as much of their own personal input as possible. I would like everyone to really get involved. We all can learn a lot. There are a great deal of "Free" activities and information on this page, and even several things that you can get involved with without actually joining the club. However, I certainly would encourage you to join and become a part of a growing and fun-filled club. We have a lot going on all year long, even during the off season for mushrooms. I also really get into all edibles, not just Morels, so many other great tasting and medicinal mushrooms growing out in the woods! Hen-Of-The-Woods for example can shrink tumors, lower blood pressure, and build your immune system, plus it is very delicious! Lion's Mane, Chanterelles, Lobster Mushrooms, King Boletes (Porcini), Oyster Mushrooms, Puffballs, Chicken-Of-The-Woods, and Cauliflower Mushrooms are just a handful that we discuss on the site and have recipes for! If you ever have any questions, just email me. chrismathe@aol.com

     Please Note: This page is a public access free page. Use info on this page and enjoy. The member areas have literally 1000's of mushroom photos, mushroom recipes, mushroom videos, mushroom hunting tips and info, newsletters, chat room,  places to hunt wild mushrooms, and just about everything else you can imagine relating to wild mushrooms, not just morels. By joining this club, you will  have unlimited access to all of the member areas for your benefit, but most importantly, you will be helping to support this website. We now have a network of over 1000 members worldwide and in all 50 states. As a member, you also can participate in any of the Mushroom Hunting Forays. These Guided mushroom hunts have been experiences of a lifetime for many, and many new friends are always made. 

     Sincerely, Chris Matherly  

       

Forays (Guided Mushroom Hunts) now available for registration:

What people have said about Chris' Morel Presentation and Forays:

Chris,
It was so wonderful to meet you yesterday at the Mushroom Club of Georgia meeting.  Your program was VERY  VERY informative and I plan to use that information EVERY time I go out this spring (and thereafter!).  How awesome at the number of morels and the size you and the group found last weekend!  I never dreamed that morels grew so well here in Georgia.  I have seen morels twice in the distant passed, but not until I joined the
mushroom have I seen them since and then there were only a few once again. Once again.... thank you so very much for your presentation.  It was awesome! -Teresa

Chris -  Thanks for a great time at your morel foray.  You are a great host.  The event was well planned and I can't believe the mother lode you showed us on Saturday.  The meal on Sunday was delicious and really gave the event a grand conclusion.  I enjoyed meeting everyone.  They were a real diversified bunch from all walks of life.  The boys from Tennessee were a riot. Again Chris, thanks for a great weekend. Jim Finley 

 

Hey Chris, I just wanted to thank you again for sharing your knowledge with Christine and I last weekend.  While we didn't find too many mushrooms, I did get what I was looking for - knowledge.  Heck, I can find mushrooms anytime (if I'm in the right place at the right time), but knowledge is far more valuable.  We made new friends and really enjoyed your cooking....I wish I had paid more attention to how you fried up the dandelion blossoms, I sure hope the cookbook directions are easy to follow.....I want those again! Regards, Jerry Morton
Chris,Dude- Last weekend was so much FUN!!!  Thank you!!!  This is Trey to help you know who is bugging you again........Thanks! Trey Stewart

Hi Chris! Long time, no speak! Iím so sorry I wasnít able to go to the Fall Forays this year! I wanted to update you on what I was up to. So, Iím currently an Environmental Interpretation Intern at The Cincinnati Nature Center, which is fantastic, although it has consumed almost 100% of my life, which is why I was only able to email you just now. Itís been amazing and I wanted to let you know how much you have inspired me.

 

In my workplace, I am now known as ďthe mushroom ladyĒ and have gotten many of my coworkers, colleges and supervisors really interested in mushrooms. Iíve gotten to lead 2 mushroom hikes with their foraging club, comprising of 10-45 adults per session (also, no need to worry because I kept them to only the really really obvious edibles, like chicken of the woods)! One of the women I taught now goes out each warm day into different parks looking for fall/winter oysters and another has photographer over 98 different species since I led a hike in November. I also have directed every person I have led to you and the morel mushroom hunting club and to Filthy Riches. Without you and the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club, NONE of this would have ever been possible. I am so thankful to you for leading and inspiring me.

 

This spring, I am already scheduled to co-lead a morel foray, a volunteer education session on mushrooms, and a Homeschool Mushroom Science program. My plate is full of mushroom programing! I wanted to ask you if I could share that beautiful photo collage you created that shows the rainbow of edible mushrooms. The one thatís in your power-point? I would certainly give you credit for the photograph. No one has anything comparable to that cool collage!

 

Hope all is well! Hopefully I will be able to correspond with you even more! Peace, Rebecca Griffiths

Please note: Every Foray includes mushroom identification classes during the power point presentations, and you will be given a test. If you pass you get a certificate of completion!

Forays Now available for registration: (Complete List)

 Call me to register- 478 318 2794

Summer and Fall Forays:

2015 Telluride, Colorado Porcini Foray August 21st-23rd, 2015 FULL

Foray August 8th- Asheville, NC Mushroom Club Foray and Speaking there August 12th

(contact the Asheville Mushroom Club for info) www.ashevillemushroomclub.com

2015 Fall Minnesota Foray September 11th-13th, 2015 2 Left

2015 Fall Illinois Foray September 18th-20th, 2015 4 left

2015 Northern Indiana Fall Foray (South Bend) September 22nd-24th Just Opened!

2015 Fall Indiana Foray October 2nd-4th, 2015 6 left

2015 Fall Ohio Foray October 9th-11th, 2015 6 left

2015 Tour Of Italy Adventure October 12th-19th, 2015 FULL

2015 Fall Washington Foray October 23rd-25th, 2015 FULL

2015 Olympic Peninsula Foray November 13th-15th, 2015 6 left

2015 Fall California Foray November 20th-22nd, 2015 6 Left

2016  Forays:

2016 Oregon Coast Winter Foray and Deep Sea Fishing January 8th-9th, 2016

2016 California Winter Foray January 15th-16th, 2016

2016 International Greece Morel Foray March 17th-20th, 2016 (inquire by email)

2016 Georgia Giant Morels Foray #1 with Mycologist David Fischer April 1st-2nd, 2016

2016 Georgia Giant Morels Foray #2 with Mycologist David Fischer April 3rd-4th, 2016

2016 Alabama Morel Motherload Foray April 8th-9th, 2016

2016 Nashville, TN Morel Foray and Music Fest April 15th-16th, 2016

2016 Kentucky Morel Foray with Filthy Riches Ginseng Hunter Billy Taylor April 17th-18th, 2016

2016 Missouri Morel Foray April 22nd-23rd, 2016

2016 Indiana Morel Foray April 24th-25th, 2016

2016 West Virginia Morel Foray April 29th-30th, 2016

2016 Pennsylvania Morel Foray May 1st-2nd, 2016

2016 Ohio Morel Foray #1 May 6th-7th, 2016

2016 Ohio Morel Foray #2 May 7th-8th, 2016

2016 South Bend Morel Foray May 9th-10th, 2016

2016 Illinois Motherload Morel Foray #1 May 12th-13th, 2016

2016 Illinois Motherload Morel Foray #2 May 14th-15th, 2016

2016 Michigan Morel Foray #1 May 20th-21st, 2016

2016 Michigan Morel Foray #2 May 21st-22nd, 2016

2016 Michigan Morel Foray #3 May 22nd-23rd, 2016

2016 Klamath Falls Oregon Morel and Bolete Foray #1 May 27th-28th, 2016

2016 Klamath Falls Oregon Morel and Bolete Foray #2 May 28th-29th, 2016

2016 Washington Morel Foray #1 with Breakfast June 3rd-4th, 2016

2016 Washington Morel Foray #2 with Breakfast June 4th-5th, 2016

Completed 2015 and FULL 2015 FORAYS:

2015 Morel expedition in Hawaii!!!! March 20th-22nd, 2015 Full

2015 Georgia Motherload Foray April 2nd-4th, 2015-  Full

2015 Georgia Morel Foray #2- April 6th-8th, 2015 Full

2015 Missouri Morel Foray- April 17th-19th, 2015 Full

 2015 Indiana Morel Foray April 24th-26th, 2015-  Full

2015 Ohio Morel Foray April 28th-30th, 2015 Full

2015 Illinois Morel Foray May 5th-7th, 2015 Full

2015 Michigan Morel Foray #2 May 22nd-24th, 2015 FULL

2015 Washington Morel Burnsite Foray June 11th-14th, 2015 FULL

2015 Alaska Burnsite Morel Foray June 19th-21st, 2015 FULL

2015 Knoxville, Tennessee Morel Foray April 10th-12th, 2015 5 left

2015 West Virginia Morel Foray- April 21st-23rd, 2015 4 Spots

2015 Northern Indiana Morel Foray May 1st-3rd, 2015 2 Spots

2015 Iowa Morel Foray May 8th-10th, 2015 4 spots

2015 Minnesota Morel Foray May 11th-13th, 2015 7 left

2015 Michigan Morel Foray #1 May 18th-20th, 2015- 2 left

2015 Klamath Falls, Oregon Morel Foray May 29th-31st, 2015 7 left

2015 Washington Morel Burnsite Foray #2 June 14th-17th, 2015 8 left

2015 New Orleans Chanterelle Foray June 27th-29th, 2015 FULL

2015 Idaho Burnsite Morel Foray, Yes! Morels in Late July!! July 25th-27th 2015 FULL

 

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