A true nature enthusiast and gatherer of wild edible and medicinal forest plants and mushrooms from Atlantic Canada


16 Responses to “About”

  1. anilraheja February 1, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    your blog is brilliant. i am so glad we connected. i know we were absolutely meant to. thank you. God bless & love always…

    • 1left February 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

      Courageous and inspirational are words that arising from what I have seen last night on your blog, I was deeply moved and I am certain many more folks will be touched by your open hearts. Thank you very much for your spreading of love.

  2. Hanuman Dass May 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Hey 1Left,

    I really dig your posts and all the plant pics!

    I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. For info on what it all means visit http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/ or my latest post on it at http://hanumandass.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/ive-been-nominated-for-the-versatile-blogger-award/


    • 1left May 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

      Thanks HD, I appreciate the nomination. I’ll visit the VBA site for more info and also congrats to you.

  3. Nirmal Bajwa February 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Thanks for visit and liking a post.

    • The Table of Zekki March 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi, good to find your log. I’m very interested in the foraging and your wild foods. I’ll be following. Thanks for the visit.

  4. Deirdre July 28, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Love Love Love this Blog Discovered wild mushrooming on Vancouver Island last fall and WOW I will never be able to just go for a walk again. I just moved to the fundy shore near the fossil cliffs and I have found a few chanterelles and Possibly Grisettes? 🙂 Would be very grateful for any advice on what terrain and species to look for around here.

    • 1left July 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

      Deirdre I’m glad to hear you’ve enjoyed visiting my blog. Conifer woods and mixed woods with poplar and birch seem to produce a good variety of mushrooms from the end of July into November, rain permitting. Forest of sugar maple, beech and yellow birch come alive with mushroom starting in Sept. Stay tuned to the blog often I try to spot the Choice edible mushrooms as their season is beginning which should be very similar to your area of Cumberland Co. I don’t think you have any local areas of (white pine, beech, poplar), if you do check them out as they provide a wide range of mushroom varieties as well. If I lived in your area I would definitely visit any mossy Conifer areas near the coast as well. Chanterelle and Boletus subglabripes are probably the 2 best edibles available right now, send me and email with photos if you find anything of interest to you out there.

      • Deirdre August 2, 2014 at 8:14 am #

        Thank you if I find any more Grisettes? I will send a pic won’t be eating them unless I’m sure. I have been out and about for a wander most mornings getting chanterelles and a few boletes just about peed myself one morning when I saw what I thought were BC sized chanterelles, turned out to be pigs ears. I Can’t wait to pick my first lobster mushrooms as I was too late last year when I got started. Delighted to read that there are matsutake here, I had been told they were strictly west coast. I’m on the email list so I’ll be keeping up to date on what to look for. Thanks again

      • 1left August 2, 2014 at 8:57 am #

        I find plenty of Scaly Vase Chanterelle often amongst chanterelle in my area, no Pig’s Ear up this way. Within 2 weeks you can expect some fresh Lobster mushroom I suspect often they will be in groups of 5 or 6 and can be many groups in a good area. Sometimes they will reappear for a short stint in Oct as well.

  5. Jude January 27, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    Hello, and thanks for the visit to my mushroom blog. I used to live in Canada (Kaslo, B.C), many years ago, I wonder whereabouts you are. Love your blog and hoping I can learn from it! I’m a complete amateur, and we have so many fungi here.

    • 1left January 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

      Hi Jude, I live in Moncton NB and forage around there and a bit in NS. I’m enjoying your blog as well, great photos of some interesting and unusual fungi.

      • Jude January 30, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

        Ah, you’re east coast! I bet it’s lovely. Especially if you live by the sea. 😊

  6. Angie March 17, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    I dye fabric using natural dyes, and have seen some lovely pinks come of lobster mushrooms. Knowing that there are still several months before they pop up, I am wondering if you could recommend anywhere specific to find them. I am located in Halifax, but have family in Joggins and Moncton, and spend a lot of time hiking around these areas in the summer. I have never foraged for mushrooms before and I am a litter nervous I won’t find anything. Thanks! 🙂

    • 1left March 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

      Hi Angie, Cumberland and Colchester Cos are good Lobster mushroom location come the humid days in August, Halifax Co should be as well. These mushrooms love old paths and roads with raised bare mud banks leading into forest of white pine or other conifers and poplar, for me this indicates safer to eat mushrooms could be also in the area back from roadside. Hiking or biking are great ways to discover these mushrooms, anything orange calls for a closer look as they may be partially buried. Lobster Mushrooms are in Moncton’s surroundings as well and can be seen in spots along the Dobson trail and many other trails, old paths and abandon roads are prime locations.


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