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Mushroom hunting is a popular activity in Catalonia, where a mushroom hunter is called boletaire. There is a tradition of going to hunt mushrooms (bolets) as a family or group in the fall, after the rains marking the end of the summer season.

As a curiosity, the verb ‘to hunt’ applied to the act of collecting mushrooms is only used in those areas of Catalonia where this activity is well rooted into tradition, in others (ie. Barcelona) this activity is often referred to in a much less creative manner: to go to pick up mushrooms!

More information: -great website showing all the different mushrooms growing in Catalonia. – in Catalan only.
Want to venture mushroom hunting in Catalonia?

Video: © costabravapirineu

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