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 Spring King Bolete, Boletus rex-veris

Quick Editorial Note Before I dive into this article about spring king boletes (Boletus rex-veris), I wanted to quickly note that the comments on this blog are working again. I had a few technical issues over the past couple weeks, Read More

Old Man of the Woods Mushroom, Strobilomyces Floccopus

One of North America’s most unusual edible wild mushrooms is called Strobilomyces floccopus, which is a dark, scurfy fungus that is gray-white with tufts of black hair on the cap and a fine layer of dark fur on the mushroom’s Read More