SNIFF OUT SOME PORCINI MUSHROOMS IN WISCONSIN
Ranging from yellow-brown to red-brown in hue, porcini mushrooms are one of the most popular wild foods to forage; growing more than a foot wide and weighing in at over one pound, they’re often found a day or two after rainfall under white spruce and pin oak trees.
When: Late June through September
How: These mushrooms should be smooth with a white line around the edge. If the cap has any scales or roughness in texture, it’s not a porcini.
Note: You can collect mushrooms in all Wisconsin State Parks, but not in state natural areas. Be sure to check the rules set out for public lands, national parks, or reserves before hunting.