My First Mushroom, the Pacific Northwest Golden Chanterelle

Editor’s Note: I will always remember the first time I went mushroom hunting in earnest, because it was one of the more exhilirating experiences in my adult life. It also set the foundation for my passion for mycology, which is Read More

North Carolina's Top 10 Edible Wild Mushrooms

Editor’s Note: Every person has different preferences and tastes, and this is especially true when it comes to wild edible mushrooms. Some mushroom hunters love to eat stink horn eggs, but the only time I tried them it was a Read More

A Quick Tour of the Amanita Genus

Editor’s Note: This post was inspired by a reader who suggested that I take a bit of time on this blog to explain how to determine the genus of different sorts of mushrooms. One of the best approaches to learning wild mushroom Read More

Chanterelle Hunting Tips – Where to Find NC Chanterelle Mushrooms

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about chanterelle hunting in North Carolina. Chanterelle hunting season will likely kick off in a few weeks’ time, when we have some days that are consistently in the mid-80s and Read More

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

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