Top 4 Things Wild Mushrooming Taught Me

Editor’s Note: Well kids, it’s been a pretty fruitful fall wild mushrooming season here in North Carolina, which may account for the lack of posts this past week. Rest assured, I will be putting up more posts on mushroom identification Read More

Taylor Lockwood's Quest for Bioluminescent Fungi

Editor’s Note: Taylor Lockwood is one of those mushroom lovers who discovered the aesthetic allure of fungi and decided to dedicate himself to photographing the world’s most beautiful and rare fungi. Taylor’s quest for bioluminescent fungi in the Amazon was one of the Read More

Amanita Muscaria and the Koryak – Mushrooms in Siberia

Editor’s Note: Amanita muscaria, AKA the fly agaric mushroom, has made a couple of appearances on this blog to date, in large part because it’s one of the most recognizable mushrooms in the world and has a loyal following among mushroom Read More

Asian Mushrooms – More Mushroom History!

Editor’s Note: This is the 6th post in a series about the history of mycophilia (a condition characterized by an extremely loving and covetous relationship with mushrooms), where I will at last turn my attention to Asian mushrooms. I have Read More

Mushrooms Are Sexy Part II – Fungi Are Everywhere!

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the history of mycology and the basics of fungal reproduction. If you’re interested in learning more about how sexy mushrooms can be, take a look at the last post. Read More

Quetzalcoatl and His Mushrooms – Mushrooms in Mesoamerica

Editor’s Note: As promised, here is an article that explores mushroom use in classical Mesoamerican cultures; it is not exhaustive, because it largely revolves around how the Aztecs used mushrooms in religious practice and for divination. This article will focus a Read More

彩63彩票手机官网Mycophiles – A Worldwide Confederacy of Awesome

Editor’s Note: This post is the latest article in an ongoing series I am writing about the history of mycophiles (mushroom-lovers) around the globe. Although not as targeted as my past posts on the Red Lady of el Miron, the Read More

Mushrooms In History – the Greeks and Egyptians

Editor’s Note: Last week, I published an article on this blog about how the Romans enjoyed eating wild-foraged mushrooms and may have used them in political murders. You see, I have a penchant for classical history and spent a lot of Read More

Romans and Mushrooms – A Roman-tic Comedy

Editor’s Note: Way back in college, I was half persuaded, half coerced by my classics-loving friends into taking a challenging history course called Fall of the Roman Republic. There were 7 of us all told in the class, and we decided it Read More

Paleolithic "Red Lady" Ate Mushrooms…19,000 Years Ago

Editor’s Note: Although I spend a lot of time on this blog writing about edible wild mushrooms, I have a particular fascination with the history of the human-fungus relationship. Historians, anthropologists, and ethnomycologists (those who study the connection between mushrooms Read More