If you are a beginning mushroom hunter, these five easy to identify edible mushrooms are a great place to start. Learn how to forage for wild mushrooms!. - Seek to identify at least the genus of the mushroom you have found identification keys include the stem, a spore print, what the mushroom is growing on and the structure of the stem base, which could be below ground . Take two collecting baskets when foraging. Put mushrooms positively identified as edible in one..