Collecting mushrooms in the Montseny Natural Park

Montseny Natural Park

Montseny Natural Park

With the arrival of autumn and the first rains, the season for collecting mushrooms opens. Many people find in this activity the opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors and to collect mushrooms that they will cook later. This group has grown a lot in recent years, making the search for these fruits increasingly difficult.

In Spain there are many places where we can find this precious delicacy, one of them is the Montseny Natural Park en Barcelona, an enclave where it is guaranteed to return with a full basket.

Rovellón, níscalo, bold and trumpet of the dead are the main species that we can find in Catalonia, one of the regions with the longest tradition in the collection of mushrooms.

Although the area of Pyrenees It is the richest in fungi, there is also a small mycological paradise near Barcelona, ​​in the Montseny Natural Park. The beech forests of this area are a good place to start looking, as well as the surroundings of the municipality of Viladrau.

mushroom basket

For proper mushroom harvesting, the Generalitat advises harvesters to obtain a public license, which is free and can be obtained online. In addition, it is important to comply with the basic rules of every good collector: use a razor to avoid uprooting the roots and use a wicker basket so that the spores can fall into the forest and reproduction is guaranteed.

Who is going to pick mushrooms at Montseny Natural ParkYou can also take the opportunity to get to know the homonymous town, which has beautiful buildings such as Sant Marçal de Montseny, an architectural complex made up of the 1952th century Romanesque temple and the old Benedictine monastery, the Sant Martí de Montseny church of pre-Romanesque style X, the church of Sant Julià de Montseny, of Romanesque style, enlarged and renovated in the XNUMXth century, and the hermitage of Sant Bernat, neo-Romanesque built in XNUMX next to the hotel with the same name.

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