The Story of White Mountain Mushrooms

Editor’s Note: Well, it’s been a busy week for me, and as such I have fallen behind on my writing for this blog. However, I want to take some time today to point my fellow fungal fanciers in the direction of Read More

Macrocybe Titans – North America's Big Honkin' Monster Mushroom

Editor’s Note: Mycology is fascinating to me because fungi constantly remind me of the inherent weirdness of life, and Macrocybe titans is a good example. As a human being, it seems “natural” to have a provincial, species-centric view of the universe, whereby our Read More

Your First 4 Mushrooms – A Novice Mushroom Hunter's Hitlist

Editor’s Note: Last weekend, I had the privilege of leading a mushroom walk at Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute. As I have come to expect, the class was filled with curious, enthusiastic students, a good number of whom self-identified as novice mushroom hunters, and Read More

A Lesson in Lepidella – Overview of Common NC Amanitas

Editor’s Note: When I first started hunting mushrooms in North Carolina, I was awestruck by the diversity of fungi that fill our forests and fields. In particular, North Carolina is rich in Lepidella mushrooms, which is a section of the Amanita genus. Experts opine that there Read More

Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute Foray, 10/3

Editor’s Note: From time to time I offer mushroom walks and identification classes, and this coming Saturday, October 3, I am going to be leading a foray at Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute in Chapel Hill, NC. This post is for those of Read More

Why You Should Join a Mycological Society

Editor’s Note: Well kids, it’s about high time to high tail it to the annual North American Mycological Association foray up Asheville way, and I must confess I’m stupid excited about it. In honor of the upcoming festivities, I figured Read More

Gomphus Clavatus – The Pig's Ear Mushroom

Editor’s Note: Today’s post will look at the pig’s ear mushroom, Gomphus clavatus. This is a bit of a weirdo mushroom and not everyone likes eating it, but I have had good experiences with this mushroom on the whole. It’s kind of Read More

How to Identify Agaricus Mushrooms

Editor’s Note: This is yet another post in a series I am writing about identifying wild mushrooms to genus. In previous posts, I addressed Amanita mushrooms and Tylopilus mushrooms, and in the future I plan to add more. Today’s fare is a tour Read More

A Quick Tour of the Tylopilus Genus

Editor’s Note: This post will focus on the mushroom genus Tylopilus, which contains some intriguing and very pretty mushrooms. Tylopilus mushrooms are common in the eastern United States, although there are a some species that occur in the western U.S. as well. This is the Read More

彩63彩票手机官网The Shaggy Stalked Bolete, Heimioporus Betula

Editor’s Note: Although I love to focus on great edible mushrooms on this blog, for some time I have been planning to delve more into the aesthetically pleasing mushrooms that, for one reason or another, are not often to be Read More