Mushroom of the week

‘The Deceiver’, Laccaria bicolor, is a simple pinkish mushroom with purplish gills that can be found growing just about everywhere on sandy forest floors, like those near coastal regions …

Wood Ears

Even in the winter one can find this squiggly gelatinous edible mushroom busily decaying hardwood sticks and twigs in the forest.   The aptly named Wood Ear mushroom actually goes by a slew of …

Mushroom Macro Photography

Mushroom hunting as a hobby has taken off in popularity in recent years, and so has the art of mushroom photography, the art of photographing very small, quirky, and colorful fungal fruiting bodies …

(Porcini) Soup’s On!

Mushroom of the Week (Porcini) Soup’s On! Our resident mushroom expert Gary Gilbert is back with some “souper” ideas for easy and delicious warm winter dinners. M …

Mushroom of the Week: Fungal Fruitings

All of our seemingly endless summer rains have produced some interesting fungal fruitings! Typically, we have a mid-summer drought, or worse, and can only collect fall species, but this year, we …

Chicken of the Woods is one of the “Top 4” easiest edible mushrooms to identify.   It is right up there with Morels, Puffballs, and the Shaggy Mane. Its bright orange colors can shine …

The common White Button Mushroom is probably the most famous fungal fruiting body of them all.  It is found in virtually every grocery store in the world.   Eaten raw, or cooked, it is an …

It may be surprising, but there are a few edible wild mushrooms that one can find during wintertime.  The good thing is that hunting them gives you something to do while you’re cross-country …

IT'S NOT A VERY GLAMOROUS world out there in fungi-land these days due to our prolonged drought.  The fungi that are symbiotic with plants and trees, called “mycorrhizal fungi”, are still busy …

Milky caps are the only group of mushrooms that release liquid when their gills are cut.  Liquid can pour out of them in such huge volumes that it can drench your hands like someone turned on a …

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