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 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

Half-Truths About Poisonous Mushrooms, My Pet Peeve

I love mushrooms, and I love talking about mushrooms. I like discussing scientific research and knowledge trends relating to mushrooms (including poisonous mushrooms), and I know in my bones that in the fullness of time, we will learn that many Read More

Paul Stamets: Never Trust a Mycologist!

  One of the people who taught me about mushrooms was Paul Stamets. Although he is now one of the most well-known and highly regarded experts in mycology, when he started out in the 1970s he struggled to find acceptance Read More