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

Can Mushrooms Save the Bees? Paul Stamets On Colony Collapse Disorder

Editor’s Note: Today I want to take a short break from my usual fare and talk about Paul Stamets and his current research on using mushroom mycelium to bring a halt to colony collapse disorder in honeybees. Colony collapse disorder’s Read More

Becoming Friends With Mushrooms – An Interview With Ryane Snow

Editor’s Note: Dr. Ryane Snow was one of the coolest mycophiles I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet. He was a radiant soul whose presence was made up of equal parts warmth and intuitive intellect. I want to share a Read More

Mushrooms Are Sexy Part II – Fungi Are Everywhere!

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the history of mycology and the basics of fungal reproduction. If you’re interested in learning more about how sexy mushrooms can be, take a look at the last post. Read More

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

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