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If you find yourself in Dzūkija then, make sure to experience the joy of filling your basket full of wild blueberries or of discovering a group of browncapped bolete growing under an old oak tree.
Forest foraging is a favoured traditional Lithuanian pastime, especially in Dzūkija. And because the pickers often brag about the number and size of the mushrooms they found, foraging for mushrooms is sometimes jokingly called a Lithuanian national sport. At the end of summer and in autumn, Lithuanian forests are full with people “armed” with wicker baskets. If you find yourself in Dzūkija then, make sure to experience the joy of filling your basket full of wild blueberries or of discovering a group of browncapped bolete growing under an old oak tree. .

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