It's fall, maybe a nice September
morning after a rainy night, and you drive
through the scenic landscape of the black forest
which is fortunately located
very close to where you live.
You know some spots, but today you want to find new locations where your
friend, the Psylocybe Semilanceata or Liberty Cap as his buddys call him
feels at home. You are looking for cow pastures, preferably between 500 and
1000m above sealevel that seem to be quite humid. Your friend has preferences,
but is unpredictable.
You spot a large pasture, lots of cows, stream nearby, hummocky topography
and jump over the electric fence. You take your time, eyes on the ground,
occassionally using your hands to look under the grass. You are patient,
because at the beginning your friend is shy and tends to hide. After half an
hour, voila ! - he's living here. Back to the car get the paper bag
and the knife.
The first ten or so fruits of your friend (fruits are the shrooms, your
friend mainly lives as the mycel under the ground, and picking fruits
does not hurt her) you will eat immediately. Hmm the next ten as well,
because you keep getting happier and happier. The
white-grey-brownish caps (the drier the lighter) start to get a blueish teint
and really stand out, so you can spot them from a distance and you search
gets more effective.
After a while you stop collecting, you're here for scouting, not
harvesting. And now taking the eyes from the ground is very rewarding,
because the colors of the grassland, the forest, the sky and even the
cows started glowing and the landscape looks so beautiful. You never saw
so much shades of green and the cows seem to be very friendly. An attempt to
talk with them results only in licking your hand though. You spot some other
humans walking around with bags and looking at the ground. That would be an
opportunity to get to know some fellow shroomers, but by now you don't
trust your language skills anymore and feel more like driving home and
prepare the remains of your hunt as a tea and have what is called a heroic