Foraging Guide: Edible Jelly Mushrooms

Amber Jelly Roll (shorter video)

Amber jelly roll or Willow Brain mushroom (Exidia recisa) is an often overlooked edible mushroom found on deciduous sticks and branches. Its season is typically fall through winter, and even during dry spells this species can be harvested for the table. Exidia recisa typically fruits in autumn and winter. It is widely distributed in North and Central America, Europe, and northern Asia.

In the second video, Adam looks in depth at two popular edible jelly mushrooms and tells you how identify them: the Wood Ear (Auricularia angiospermarum) and Amber Jelly Roll (Exidia recisa).