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  1. peter syvenky
    peter syvenky October 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm | | Reply

    please send info where to pick mushrooms near parksville bs

    1. Chef Robin
      Chef Robin October 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm | | Reply

      Hi Peter,
      I don’t know that area very well. And I will say that morels are one of the most difficult mushrooms to predict where they will pop up. Unless you go the year after a forest fire… that means usually the Okanagan unless by some fluke there is a fire in your area. Morels can pop up anywhere though, areas to check that aren’t forest fires are… the drip line of your house, disturbed gravelly areas in urban areas. I get my students sending me photos occasionally of morels they’ve found in Vancouver, but I’ve lived here all my life and have never found any near my house.

      1. Bryan Johnson
        Bryan Johnson May 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm | | Reply

        I have found moral mushrooms in Light house park down by the washrooms

  2. Richard
    Richard February 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm | | Reply

    Great information! Thanks for posting!

  3. Jen
    Jen September 15, 2015 at 3:36 am | | Reply

    Once when I worked at a garden centre in Victoria, we used a blow torch in the gravel walkways to keep the weeds down. The following year there were morels growing along side the wooden planks of the beds we kept the potted nursery plants in. Sometimes you just get lucky!

  4. d
    d April 5, 2016 at 4:22 pm | | Reply

    when does morel picking start southern bc

  5. wanda mcfadyen
    wanda mcfadyen May 2, 2020 at 5:29 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the info ! I was looking to find this mushroom online . I found 3 so far in my backyard. I have been clearing a sandy and rocky area turning up soil etc and thats exactly where they grew ! Pretty cool find But not going to eat them just wanted to make sure my pets were safe if they ate it or stepped on it 🙂

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