I’ve just done an interview with David Whelan of Vice Magazine for their Munchies section. The article turned out pretty positively: Preppers Taught Me How to Eat When the World Ends
Whilst wandering in the woods foraging for mushrooms, I came across this pile of scat. It left me a little shaken. My brain was telling me that it had to be a very large boar but the shape and size of the scat suggested only one creature and, thankfully, it’s region starts 60 miles westContinue reading “Scary scat”
A Birch Bolete growing beneath a Destroying Angel…. Both are abundant at the moment
A young Roe deer buck which hangs around the back of the house every dawn and dusk
The mushroom season continues and the forest is now thick with them thanks to the alternating heatwave and rainstorms. These are two Birch Boletes, one of the two fungi we forage for. There’s an old saying locally that when you find one look for its brother….
Whilst out foraging for porcini (cep) mushrooms over the weekend, deep in the forest, I came across some huge wolf tracks. Discovering such evidence of what inhabits the Carpathian forest really makes you aware just how far into the woods, and how far away from people, you’ve wandered… At first I thought they were lynxContinue reading “Wolf track”
A fox hunting rodents in the meadow just before sunset. Carpathians, Slovakia.
Over the last couple of days I’ve been going into the forest mushroom picking. This is the first year I’ve seen so many high-end mushrooms. It’s all due to the alternating rain storms and scorching ht days. The forest is damp and muddy, with small streams flowing where none have been for years. Ordinarily weContinue reading “Summer mushrooms”
Croatia is outside the Carpathian range but being the closest warm coastal region it’s a regular destination for my family. The contrast between the green of our area with the rock, sea and scrub of the Adriatic is a very therapeutic annual break for us.
These two young red deer stags were literally a few feet from us for about 5 minutes. Even though we had our Jack Russell with us, they didn’t notice us because the wind was blowing so strongly. Unfortunately, the wind and the low light because it was evening meant that the picture was poor quality