The Leningrad Region is the north-western region. An amateur mushroomer and even professional "hunters" are important to know the mushroom places. The Leningrad region is large, and therefore such information is necessary so that time is not wasted in searching for nonexistent "riches". The map of the mushroom spots will help the detectives to collect whole baskets of different hats for a large friendly family and for sale.
The region is located in temperate latitudes, at the junction of taiga zones and mixed forests. The map of the forests of the Leningrad Region shows how the territorial features of the places affect the formation of large mycelium. To search at certain times of the year, you need to be guided by the mushroom picker calendar and local knowledge. The annual harvest of mushrooms collected by the searchers is not the same. Every season it changes, and it remains to rely only on luck. However, mushroom places do not go anywhere, Leningrad can go round more than once a year.
From North to East
On the eyes of the map immediately comes to the village Kuznechnoe. The island territory of this place is famous for its mushroom variety. Most often there are chanterelles. Since they grow usually in birch and mixed light forests, the village is an ideal place for the development of mycelium. Characteristic for the islands and podberezoviki, and boletus. No wonder they are so called. You can meet and white mushrooms. It is necessary to get to the village on 4 wheels, but you have to swim up to the mushrooms. There are local boatmen who will help to move to the coast of the islands for a small fee. Well, if you carefully prepare for the campaign, it will not hurt and take an inflatable boat with you.
The village of Kommunara is located to the east and slightly to the south. In the east of Milumpelto station, you can find whole families of different mushrooms. High yields attract more and more "hunters" every year. It is not easy to get there, so it is better to have your own transport.
To the south and east are settlements Michurinsky and Borisovo. The forests between them are famous for their mushrooms and chanterelles. In the village there is a bus from Sosnovo. This method will help you get to the point of a simple lover, because brigades need a lot of equipment.
Coniferous predominance in the mixed forest of the village Snegirevki gives the opportunity to develop families of mosses and russules. Strangely enough, but the chanterelles are not less. The place surprises the mushroom pickers with its variety. The bus will help you get to the village.
The amazing village of Sosnovo
The most amazing place in the Priozersky district from the point of view of the mushroom picker is the village of Sosnovo - in the south. Before it is easy to drive by train from Finland Station. The place is large and completely surrounded by a mixed forest array. Named the village so it is not accidental. The predominance of pine, spruce and dry air characterize the forest. The variety of mushrooms is a real joy for the detective. Chanterelles, mushrooms, colorful russula, white, boletus are just a part of the natural wealth of this territory.
That ended the Priozersky district - the richest in mushrooms, but on this trip the map does not stop. In the west is located Vyborg. Pure pine forests of the Leningrad Region, surrounding the city, mirror lakes, mountains make this place a truly beautiful place of nature. Transport links here are much better developed, and therefore get to the mushroom places will not be difficult. In the dense forests find many podberezovikov, boletus and white mushrooms. Moving in the thickets should be extremely circumspect, since among them runs the border of Finland, it is desirable not to cross it. It does not hurt to take a map of the area, a compass or a navigator.
Vsevolozhsky district is a very beautiful place of the Karelian Isthmus between the cultural capital and Ladoga Lake, where mushrooms are gathered in St. Petersburg. Picturesque hills and groves create beautiful landscapes. Hats grow in the village of Novy Devyatkino and Bengardivka. The first is closer to the city of Vsevolozhsk. White mushrooms are more common here. In the forests of the second place are found podberezoviki, chanterelles and boletus. White grows less often.
The marshy area of the Gatchina district is covered with dense mixed and coniferous forests. Around the village of Vyritsa finders will find chanterelles and ceps. Less common are bitter. By the way, geysers-fountains, beating from under the earth - a miracle of this place.
Unfortunately, there is no passenger transport in the village of Kolchanovo in Volkhov district. From the nearest station you will have to get yourself a few kilometers to the river Syas. Behind it is a forest where you can pick up boletus, russula, and moss.
East of the Leningrad Region
So the travel on the map ended, where the mushroom places are indicated. The Leningrad region is open for searching. Collecting a forest delicacy, it is necessary not to forget about the precaution, which is often forgotten from the overflowing joy of the find. Collect only the familiar mushrooms, so as not to harm life and health, primarily their own, and in the second - their families and customers.
The mycelium is a network of small tubules connecting the teams of hats in one small area, and therefore, if there is one good mushroom in the clearing, then for sure there is a bunch of his friends somewhere nearby. The main quality of the mushroom picker, and any hunter, is mindfulness.
For harvesting it is better to use a container where there will be free air exchange, for example a basket or a grid. So the forest mushrooms are not spoiled until they reach the house, and lovers of tasty food can enjoy an excellent treat at the table.