The Story of White Mountain Mushrooms

Editor’s Note: Well, it’s been a busy week for me, and as such I have fallen behind on my writing for this blog. However, I want to take some time today to point my fellow fungal fanciers in the direction of Read More

Christopher Hobbs and Medicinal Mushrooms – Audio Interview

Editor’s Note: The time has come yet again for mushroom radio theater, wherein I share a bit of audio from my archive of recordings from Crazy About Mushrooms: Conversations With Fungus Fanatics, the radio documentary I produced about fungi and the people Read More

Paul Stamets – The Intelligence of Mycelium

Editor’s Note: In recent weeks, I’ve shared some audio files from my extensive archive of interviews with various mushroom luminaries. Today, it’s time to share some comments by Paul Stamets about the inherent adaptability of mycelium. Paul Stamets has studied mushrooms Read More

Gomphus Clavatus – The Pig's Ear Mushroom

Editor’s Note: Today’s post will look at the pig’s ear mushroom, Gomphus clavatus. This is a bit of a weirdo mushroom and not everyone likes eating it, but I have had good experiences with this mushroom on the whole. It’s kind of Read More

A Quick Tour of the Tylopilus Genus

Editor’s Note: This post will focus on the mushroom genus Tylopilus, which contains some intriguing and very pretty mushrooms. Tylopilus mushrooms are common in the eastern United States, although there are a some species that occur in the western U.S. as well. This is the 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

Craterellus Mushrooms – Black Trumpets and Others

Editor’s Note: The genus Craterellus has some very tasty and interesting mushrooms in its ranks, including the black trumpet (Craterellus fallax, Craterellus cornucopioides, or Craterellus species 01, depending on where you live), the winter chanterelle (Craterellus tubaeformis), and the fragrant chanterelle (Craterellus odoratus). This article is 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