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  1. 22 hours ago, Podunk said:


    according to German law (BNatSchG) all Sphagnum species are especially protected. They must not be taken from the wild. Not because they are all rare (some are), but to prevent commercial collection and to protect the habitat. So you do need a permit! Grow your own Sphagnum if you want to save money.



    Thanks for your comment on this.

    My original quote was enthused with saving money concerning purchasing Sphagnum moss and yes, I should obtain a permit (€) and grow my own, no excuse.

    Just let me say, that I care about the wildlife in these protected woods and I also  pick up the trash that is strewn around these areas and dispose of it correctly! Have you seen the crap they throw into old bomb craters or ditches?

    How about the foresters be tasked with also picking up this crap, as it is destroying the surrounding wildlife. Or are they tasked with just apprehending mushroom collectors and moss enthusiasts?

    I have just 1ltr of the moss, so I do intend to grow it myself, without going back to the spot that I had found (and not shared!).

    As you  know, this hobby of ours is very expensive and while abiding by the German laws is a must, but sometimes an opportunity can grab us on occasion.

    Wishing you a good day.


  2. 1 hour ago, Hannahraptor said:

    Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to my next forage for fungi. Fill the cupboards for a few months. :)  

    Not really anything edible in yours though. :) 

    This one is mind, lovely colour as well! :-)


  3. Hi Everyone,

    I am a carnivorous plant enthusiast living in Frankfurt.

    Looking forward to contribute to this board! :happy:

    We have a lot of forests in and around Frankfurt, so if any of you are living in the region, maybe we can meet up at some point?

    I have yet to find sundews or butterworts, but I may of found quite a few carpets of Sphagnum moss (getting confirmation from the Sphagnum moss part of this forum).

    In any case, it is good to be here! ;-)