|When it rains the northern watershed gathers it in the foothills to feed the LA River.|
|There are entheogens, edibles, and even underwater mushrooms like Psatyrella aquatica.|
|Our mycology expert (Arboretum)|
We trekked through stinging nettle as Christopher Nyerges warned us, over fields of chickweed and lambsquarters in search of the elusive "snark."
|Clusters of mushrooms fluorescing|
Water rushed down the Flintridge Wash of the Upper Arroyo into Devil's Gate Dam to the delight of ducks paddling like pargeons in a pool.
Real "Street Food": Urban Foraging in the City of Los Angeles
(Great Big Story, July 11, 2017) Christopher Nyerges (The School of Self-Reliance) has always loved plants and the outdoors. When he was a kid, he would forage and store plants in his parents’ refrigerator. Now Nyerges is teaching others to do the same. But this isn’t some nature hike foraging. Nyerges uses his encyclopedic botanical knowledge and a keen eye for urban-dwelling edible wild plants to teach other residents of Los Angeles where to find them. At his School of Self-Reliance, he shows city folks how to scour alleyways, parking lots, city parks, and the sides of highways to find unexpected wild treats. From mushrooms to mustard flowers, radish pods to mallow fruits, Nyerges can help anyone forage the best veg street food ever.
|Old ones, bold ones but no old-bold shroomers|
PART II: Beware the common poison oak, which didn't bother the Natives.
|Learn: Wild Mushroom Fair, L.A.|
Soon the water came and we needed to dive for them, not fancy scuba diving in the pollution, but messy snorkeling in the muck. Who tosses this plastic junk and automotive residue into the river way?
|Boating the LA River by canoe (folar.org)|
Not only did we collect the fruiting bodies from the tree, there was a big "fishy mushroom" floating in the water, pink as salmon, slick as rainbow trout.
|Oysters grow on trees not on the ground!|
|Founation preserving Los Angeles Foothill communities (arroyoseco.org)|
The Great 2018 LA River CleanUp
April 21, 2018
Los Feliz Blvd at Bond Park Register
Fletcher Drive/Bowtie Parcel Register
Marsh Park Register
The Frog Spot Register
April 28, 2018
Compton Creek at Del Amo Metro Station
Willow Street Estuary Register
Golden Shore Marine Reserve Register
|The Great LA River CleanUp (La Gran Limpieza) three weekends in April (folar.org)|