Wild Mushroom Hunting Gear – What to Take on Mushroom Forays

Editor’s Note: After spending the past several hours trying to wrangle a particularly pesky piece of writing into shape on the subject of Craterellus mushrooms for my series on chanterelle hunting in North Carolina and beyond (the first three posts can be found 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

Indigo Milky Caps – An Admirable Edible NC Mushroom

Editor’s Note: Every time I sit down to write an article about one of the many delicious species NC edible mushrooms, I am tempted to start my notes with an exclamation about how it’s one of my favorite fungi of all time. Read More

Chanterelle Mushroom Lookalikes – Pick The Right Mushrooms!

Editor’s Note: This post is a second in a series about collecting chanterelle mushrooms in North Carolina. The last post presented an overview of North Carolina’s large, yellow-gold chanterelle species, so if you want identification tips and a little background Read More

Have You Been Mushroom Hunting For Too Long?

Editor’s Note: I am going to take a brief break from writing about more “serious” topics like chanterelles and morel indicator species, because it’s entirely too nice outside to apply myself to anything other than The Silly. To be honest, Read More

Chanterelle Hunting in North Carolina and Beyond

Editor’s Note: Well, it’s springtime here in North Carolina, and the black morels (Morchella angusticeps) should start appearing soon, followed by yellow morels (Morchella esculentoides, Morchella diminutiva, and Morchella virginiana). This means that groves of tulip poplar, ash, hickory, and American elm are pretty much the Read More