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Current September, 2015 Newsletter, a MUST SEE! "Highlights of the 2015 Morel Forays" with over 100 photos!

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

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Both new books are out! Living Off The Land is out new Cookbook and is available for $38.95! 250 Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms is also completed 500 pages $68.95. The standard version is 150 species for $44.95. I soon will also have a top 50 edibles book designed for the beginner!

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Report Your Mushroom Finds and Ask Chris for an ID




       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:

Current September, 2015 Newsletter, a MUST SEE! "Highlights of the 2015 Morel Forays" with over 100 photos!

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

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)

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2016  Forays:

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

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

2016 Alabama Morel Motherload Foray April 8th-9th, 2016 5 LEFT

2016 Nashville, TN Morel Foray and Music Fest April 15th-16th, 20164 LEFT

2016 Kentucky Morel Foray with Filthy Riches Ginseng Hunter Billy Taylor April 17th-18th, 20162 spots just opened!

2016 Missouri Morel Foray April 22nd-23rd, 20162 still available!

2016 Indiana Morel Foray April 24th-25th, 2016 4 LEFT

2016 West Virginia Morel Foray April 29th-30th, 20166 LEFT

2016 Pennsylvania Morel Foray May 1st-2nd, 201610 LEFT

2016 Ohio Morel Foray #1 May 6th-7th, 2016 2 just opened!

2016 Ohio Morel Foray #2 May 7th-8th, 2016 4 LEFT

2016 South Bend Morel Foray May 9th-10th, 201610 LEFT

2016 Illinois Motherload Morel Foray #1 May 12th-13th, 2016 2 just opened!

2016 Illinois Motherload Morel Foray #2 May 14th-15th, 2016 4 LEFT

2016 Michigan Morel Foray #1 May 20th-21st, 20163 spots remaining!

2016 Michigan Morel Foray #2 May 21st-22nd, 20164 spots just opened!

2016 Michigan Morel Foray #3 May 22nd-23rd, 20165 LEFT

2016 Klamath Falls Oregon Morel and Bolete Foray #1 May 27th-28th, 20167 LEFT

2016 Klamath Falls Oregon Morel and Bolete Foray #2 May 28th-29th, 20165 LEFT

2016 Washington Morel Foray #1 with Breakfast June 3rd-4th, 20165 LEFT

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


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