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Life Outdoors – October 2021


Monthly recreation opportunities by region

Whet your appetite with WDFW’s latest Life Outdoors blogs

New articles highlight Seafood Month and mushroom hunting

The outdoors fits into everyone’s life in unique and personal ways, and we here at WDFW want to foster connections with and appreciation of nature and all forms of outdoor recreation through our Life Outdoors resources.

So we’re posting informative blogs each month on a variety of topics to help you and your loved ones find new and exciting ways to get out there.

This month’s articles focus on Seafood Month in Washington and foraging for wild mushrooms.

Seafood Month is here

October is Seafood Month — the perfect time to fire up your grill, enjoy Life Outdoors and seek out all the local Washington seafood in-season right now, from rockfish, salmon, and razor clams to albacore tuna and Dungeness crab.

In this month’s blog, we’ve collected five recipes to help you celebrate Life Outdoors this Seafood Month.

Whether you reel in your meal yourself, stop at a restaurant, or pick up your catch from a local market or right off the dock, you can rest assured that you’re supporting local maritime communities and sustainable seafood.

Find out more by reading the blog:

Seafood Month

Crabbing for red rock and Dungeness is made all the better when you enjoy it right in the waters where you pulled in your catch. (Bianca Tarleton)

Mushrooms springing up

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the right spot in one of the damper areas of state this month, you might find that mushroom season is well underway with some forager’s favorites popping up for fall.

In this month’s blog, you’ll find an introduction to working with some of the more common edible mushrooms you might find so that you can introduce these gourmet edible fungi to your dinner table.

Use the pointers in this blog to hit the woods for nature’s bounty this month and beyond:

Mushroom hunting

For more blog posts, the Weekender Report of monthly recreational opportunities in your area, links to state and federal lands to explore, and how to share photos of your adventures with us to win prizes in our Life Outdoors photo contest, visit the Life Outdoors webpage:

When you find a productive area, it’s not uncommon to leave with several pounds of chanterelles. These two were part of the 3 lbs picked in an afternoon outing. (Michael Foster, WDFW)

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We hope to see you in the field and on the water enjoying the Life Outdoors!

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