Lions Mane (Hericium erinaceus), buckle and TOMBAC button - Rolesville, NC

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Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus), buckle and TOMBAC button - Rolesville, NC

Pictured is a Lion's Mane mushroom growing in an Oak tree. Interestingly enough as pictured, this mushroom is edible and is native to North America, Europe, and Asia, after cooked it is compared to shrimp/lobster/seafood taste. I have lived locally and this is the first one I have ever witnessed in Wake County. The other great finds include a brass buckle, and the best find is a 18.5mm Tombac button along a creek site. After finding 12 shotgun shells, I assumed the Tombac button was another shell, and WOW was I surprised. Pictures include initial find, cleaning, and the shiny button...GLEAMING BACK. Enjoy, nice to be outside.

Tombac button cleaning was apple vinegar only and toothbrush, no baking soda. Baking soda is too caustic with some brass/copper artifacts including coins, JUST A REMINDER for those who don't know, and have baked coins, versus cookies. Cheers.
 

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good finds.That is a wild looking shroom.are you gonna eat them?
 
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At the time, I was not sure to what fungi it was, and after further research it was identified. I did not get to saute' in a colonial sauce pan, or eat it on a burger or noodles, but now I think I should have. I wonder if the Native Americans did, with some fresh crawfish and fresh water mussels, haha. There have been some clinical studies performed with positive results. Just research: Lions Mane mushroom. Neat science and history!
 

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I am not a big mushroom fan as far as eating.I have a uncle that hunts some mushroom I think they are called morals or something like that.He eats them,says they are good, I think they are worth good money too if enough are found.
 

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I am not a big mushroom fan as far as eating.I have a uncle that hunts some mushroom I think they are called morals or something like that.He eats them,says they are good, I think they are worth good money too if enough are found.

If the weather holds here in Nor-Cal we're about 2-3 weeks from morel season. Never know how it's gonna be. Some years, too many to pick. Other years, lucky to find enough on any given day to put in a meal. If you've not tried them, you should. Go out your first few times with someone that knows what they're doing and NEVER eat a mushroom that you're not 100% sure about.

Oh yeah....great finds!
 

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