Anna's Mushroom Hunting Obsession Checklist: Are You A Fungus Fanatic?

Editor’s Note: There Is No Cure for My Mushroom Obsession. That’s Just How I Like It. The first time I went on a mushroom hunting expedition, I realized immediately that it was going to become a passion bordering on obsession for me. Read More

Misunderstanding Mycology: How to Explain Mushroom Hunting to Family and Friends

Editorial Note: Well folks, it’s been one heck of a week at my day job, which means I have had little time to dedicate to writing blogs. I am working on a series about chanterelle mushrooms that you can look Read More

What Is It/Can I Eat It? Mushroom Forays for Novices

Editor’s Note: Well, it’s (more or less) morel season here in North Carolina, and so it’s soon time for our local black morels (Morchella angusticeps) and yellow morels (Morchella esculentoides, Morchella diminutiva, and my personal favorite North Carolina morel, Morchella virginiana), to make an appearance Read More

Lumpin' and Splittin' Wild Mushrooms

There are lots of different species of wild mushrooms in this world: 10,000 or so by conservative estimates, and probably many more, and millions species of fungi overall (1.5+ million if you’re an optimist…because you know, we’ll eventually get to all Read More

Mushroom Identification Tips and Fungal Taxonomy

There are two kinds of folks in this world: people who think dualistically, and people who don’t. My Taoist-Catholic dad shared that goofy little bit of wisdom with me when I had all my mushroom identification books spread out on the Read More

The Lemon Yellow Lepiota – Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

Some mushroom species thrive in human-curated habitats, and the lemon-yellow lepiota, Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, is no exception. The lemon-yellow lepiota is one of those mushrooms that people constantly ask me to identify, because it is exceedingly common in flower pots and other planters in Read More

Half-Truths About Poisonous Mushrooms, My Pet Peeve

I love mushrooms, and I love talking about mushrooms. I like discussing scientific research and knowledge trends relating to mushrooms (including poisonous mushrooms), and I know in my bones that in the fullness of time, we will learn that many Read More

Morel Mushroom Recipes

Writing this post about my favorite morel mushroom recipes is bittersweet, because morels are delicious but I have not eaten any in an entire month! Morels are great edible mushrooms, true, but they are very expensive and try as I might, I never Read More