Wild Arkansas

October 22, 2010

The fun guys are back

Filed under: Maitake — Tags: , — WildArkansas @ 7:27 pm


No I’m not talking about party guys. Nor am I referring to the ever-popular Conan.

I’m talking Chicken of the Woods/Sulphur Shelf and Maitake. It’s a bit late for the maitake, but better late than never.

After harvesting a few pounds for the neighbors, we harvested another ten pounds for ourselves.

Very good eating.

The photo above doesn’t give justice to the actual specimen. Many of the heads found were at minimum five pounds. If you’re going to go out looking, do it soon. The season is almost over and the heads are showing their age.



  1. WOW!!! where did you find the maitake???

    Comment by Angel Spiers — October 22, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

  2. Springdale. Look under red oaks. Also, if you get a bit further back in wooded areas, watch where you step. Lots of chicken of the woods, quite a bit of it hidden under leaf fall.

    Comment by WildArkansas — October 22, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

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