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A Choice Edible Species - Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)

15 Sep 2021 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

The common name "Honey Mushroom" is a catch-all term ascribed to several members of the Armillaria genus, though in the Eastern United States, it is most often used to describe three distinct species: Armillaria mellea, Armillaria gallica, and Armill...

Fungi Friday - Late Summer Fungi of Western Michigan

13 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Hello again, and happy Fungi Friday! I'm back with more photos from the woods of western Michigan, USA. My most recent walk through the woods brought me across many more beautiful fungal species. Some highlights from my hike include the Oak Bracket (...

Fungi Friday - A Swamp Full of Suilus

9 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Happy Fungi Friday! Today, I'm bringing you all some pictures from my most recent hike. Earlier this week, I made my way to a swampy wetland surrounded by mixed stands of red pine, maple, oak, and a smattering of eastern hemlock trees. In fact, it wa...

Parasitic fungi - Pseudoboletus parasiticus - a fungus on a fungus

4 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

[EN] This is a rare case of the canine fungus that is edible. It mainly parasitizes on the fruiting bodies of the warty and common marsh. [PL] To rzadki przypadek grzyba psaożytniczego, który jest jadalny. Pasożytuje głównie na owocnikach tęgoskóra...

Does Bleach Kill Mold-The fungus?

2 Jul 2021 3 minute read 1 comment Jefferson_Nunn

Molds not only eat away surfaces they live on causing structural damage, but they are also toxic when inhaled from environmental air, causing biological complications. Especially to people suffering from allergies and weak immune systems. Bleach is g...

Mushroom Monday - All Things Slimy: Mushrooms, Molds, and Mollusks

21 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

After a few well-overdue rains and the subsequent humid spell that has cast itself over my portion of the United States, many of the local summer fungi have been presented with practically perfect fruiting conditions. Over the weekend, I took the opp...

violet star cup - Deadly underground fungi - (Sarcosphaera coronaria)

20 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

[EN] The fruiting body does not have a hat. Spherical in shape, it grows underground initially, sometimes slightly visible on the surface. Over time, it begins to crack, forming triangular lobes similar to a crown. There can be from 4 to 10 of thes...

Crown-tipped Coral Fungus - A Beautiful & Edible Forest Fungi

14 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

The Crown-tipped Coral Fungus (Artomyces pyxidatus) is an intricately branched fungus most commonly found in Eastern North America growing from dead hardwood. When fresh, the flesh is a pale white-yellow and highly branched, with each branch terminat...

Fungi Friday - I Raced a Snail ...and Lost

28 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Earlier this week, I was reminded that foragers such as myself are not only racing against one another to collect choice edible mushrooms at this time of the the year, we are competing against the residents of the forest as well! During one of my wal...

Dead man's fingers (Xylaria polymorpha) - mushrooms with unusual shapes

11 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

This is one of the most unusual mushrooms that can be found during mushroom picking - Dead man's fingers To jeden z bardziej niezwykłych grzybów jakie można spotkać podczas grzybobrania - Palce umarlaka Hat, Leg / Kapelusz, Nóżka [EN] The fruiting b...