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Fungi Friday - Fungal Spore Photography

17 Jun 2022 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Happy Fungi Friday! Today I would like to share a few images taken of spores from a selection of fungi found in Western Michigan, USA. These images were taken over the course of the last few months as I continue to experiment with my microscopy setup...

Mushroom Monday - Rare Edible Fungi and More From the Woods of Western Michigan, USA

14 Jun 2022 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Happy Mushroom Monday! Today I am happy to share my most recent fungal finds from the woods of Western Michigan, USA, including a relatively rare edible fungi: the Umbrella Polypore (Polyporus umbellatus). Despite a rather lackluster spring mushroom...

Mushroom Monday - Mushroom Hunting at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

6 Jun 2022 3 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

This last weekend, I had the privilege of camping in the immeasurably beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, USA. This dramatic lakeside preserve is one of only 3 federally designated National Lakeshores in the United States;...

Late Spring Mushrooms of Michigan, USA

6 Jun 2022 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

This year has been a bit of a bust when it comes to edible spring mushrooms like morels. The prolonged cold followed by a seemingly overnight shift to summer-like heat has prevented many of the species that should be fruiting abundantly by now from s...

Mushroom Monday - An Abundance of Oysters

23 May 2022 1 minute read 6 comments tych0_21

Despite striking out with my attempts at hunting for morels this year, I have been quite successful in finding plenty of delicious oyster mushrooms to bring home for the table. Even though they were not my coveted morels, oysters are a welcome consol...

The First Walk of Spring

26 Mar 2022 1 minute read 3 comments tych0_21

This week, I enjoyed my first walk of spring. The snow has finally melted away and brought forth new life in the forest. While most trees have not yet begun to bud, some hearty plants have already burst out from the chilled soil. I made my way throug...

Weekday Walk in the Woods

21 Mar 2022 1 minute read 4 comments tych0_21

As miserable as the first few days of day light savings may be in terms of the hour of lost sleep, one clear benefit of the shift is the extra daylight that I can use to explore the beautiful woods near my home. This week, I made my way to a local l...

Hunting for Winter Mushrooms

6 Mar 2022 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

While the ice and snow still dominate the forests where I live, there are still fungi to be found by the discerning eye. At this time of the year, when the vast majority of fungi are locked away within the frozen earth, only the heartiest of spec...

Mushroom Monday - Winter Mushrooms and Natural Artwork

28 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

This will likely be my last post here sharing my fungal finds for several months to come. Though the weather has been uncharacteristically warm for my region and extended the mushroom hunting season well into the winter months, the frost and snow has...

Chaga - The King Of Medicinal Shrooms?

3 Dec 2021 3 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

(This article is intended for informational and educational purposes. Please consult with your doctor or physician if you have any concerns)   This Mushroom is truly magic! There's been a bit of chatter lately about a little known fungus / mushroom c...