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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...

Mushroom Monday - The North American Relative of the "Mushroom of Immortality"

8 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Happy Mushroom Monday! I'm very excited to share with you some of my most recent fungal finds from the state of Michigan, USA, including a species that is exceptionally rare for my region: the Golden Reishi (Ganoderma curtisii). Golden Reishi, is a s...

Greens, Blues, Goops, and Goos

4 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Hello! I'm back with another collection of fascinating fungi found in the forests of Western Michigan, USA. Over the last couple of days, I've come across a wonderful selection of autumn fungi, some vibrant and bright and others dull and unassuming....

Autumn Fungi of Western Michigan, USA

1 Nov 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Over the last week, I have been collecting photos of the many beautiful fungal species I have come across in the woods of Western Michigan, USA. Among my favorite finds this week were two blue fungal species, the Blue Cheese Polypore and the Indigo M...

The Yellow American Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria guessowii) - A Vibrant Psychoactive Fungi

31 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Before discussing this beautiful fungal species, I would like to note that I am in no way advocating for the use of this fungi for consumption. The purpose of this post is to share historical and contemporary knowledge regarding this species as a ps...

More Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms from Eastern North America

18 Oct 2021 5 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Hello all! I'm here to share some pictures of my most recent finds while hunting for mushrooms in the woods of Western Michigan, USA. This time of the year in Eastern North America is an excellent time to be hunting for edible fungi. While many fungi...

Mushroom Monday - Three Edible Fungal Species from the Eastern United States

4 Oct 2021 8 minute read 4 comments tych0_21

Hello everyone! I'm back from a short hiatus to share a few edible mushroom species I found while searching the woods of western Michigan, USA a few days ago. The fungi that I came across were Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus), Hen of the...

Mushroom Monday - Welcome Invaders: Golden Oyster

30 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Yesterday, I came across a non-native but welcome invader to my local forest: the golden oyster mushroom (Pleurotus citrinopileatus). Golden oysters are a choice edible fungal species that are native to the subtropical hardwood forests of eastern Rus...