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Fungi Friday - More Fungal Spore Photography

5 Aug 2022 1 minute read 3 comments tych0_21

Happy Fungi Friday everyone! Today, I would like to share a few more images of spores collected from summer fungal species collected from western Michigan, USA this year. I continue to refine my microscopy and imaging techniques to try to begin build...

A New Path Leads to Both New and Familiar Fungi

20 Jul 2022 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Happy Wednesday to everyone! Today, I'm happy to share a few photos documenting a walk through one of my favorite woods in western Michigan, USA. This is a spot that I frequent whenever I am foraging for edible mushroom species as well as find a plac...

Mushroom Monday - Sporulating Golden Oysters

11 Jul 2022 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Happy Mushroom Monday! Today I would like to share a few fungal finds from my latest mushroom hunt in the woods. Despite this summer continuing to be very dry, leading to a relatively poor mushroom hunting season in comparison to last year's, a small...

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...