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Mycology, Botany, and nature-appreciation


2023 Mushroom Memories: Late Summer Fungi

7 Feb 2024 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

It was August in Western Michigan, and I was on a mission – a mission to chronicle the vibrant tapestry of fungi that burst forth from the earth at this time of year. From the robust boletes with their meaty caps to the delicate chanterelles, each e...

2023 Mushroom Memories: Bountiful Boletes

20 Jan 2024 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

My mushroom hunts from the later half of July were perhaps the most bountiful of all my hunting forays in 2023. The variety and quantity of different species that I encountered is almost as exciting for me to relive looking through my photos today d...

2023 Mushroom Memories: Early Summer Bounties

18 Jan 2024 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

As the sun stretched its days longer and leaves unfurled their emerald banners, I embarked on a quest not for gold, nor glory, but for something far more enchanting – mushrooms. Not just any mushrooms, mind you, but those elusive, edible treasures t...

2023 Mushroom Memories: A Foray into May's Fungal Treasures

16 Jan 2024 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

As the woods lie under the hush of winter's slumber, and time can be made to reflect on the year past, I am grateful, among many other things, for the bounty of fascinating fungi that I had the pleasure of encountering over the last year. It is in t...

Mushroom Monday - Multiple Rare Finds On One Log

14 Mar 2023 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Winter is not typically the season when I expect to come across a wide variety of fungi while out on my walks through the woods, but I was pleasantly surprised this weekend while making my way along my favorite local trail. About half way through my...

Mushroom Monday - Overlooked Wonders: The Crust Fungi

7 Nov 2022 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

With the autumn foraging season soon coming to an end, mushrooms are becoming more and more scarce in my local woods. It has been several weeks since I was last fortunate enough to come across a choice edible species like a hen of the woods or black...

Fungi Friday - Late Fall Fungi

4 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Happy Fungi Friday everyone! Today, I'd like to share a few images of late fall fungi found in the woods of western Michigan, USA. The uncharacteristically warm weather we have experienced over the last few weeks has extended the mushroom hunting sea...

Wednesday Walk - Fall Walk Around the Lake

19 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Happy Wednesday to everyone! This week. I'd like to share a few photos taken during a walk around a local inland lake. The fall colors were on full display, offering all shades of red, orange, yellow, and green foliage. This last week has been rathe...

Fungi Friday - Ascomycetes and a Mutant Milk Cap

14 Oct 2022 3 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Happy Fungi Friday! This week, I'd like to share photos taken from a recent hike through a local bog and the fascinating fungi found along the way. As of late, I have spent the majority of my time hunting for fungi in the comfort of mixed hardwood an...

Mushroom Monday - Edible Mushroom Extravaganza

10 Oct 2022 1 minute read 4 comments tych0_21

Early fall may be my favorite time to hunt for mushrooms. The crisp Autumn air wisps through my chilled fingers as I careful pick through the sodden leaf litter on the forest floor in search of my bounty. The buzz of mosquitoes and flies has abated w...