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Fungi Friday - More Late Summer Fungi from Across the State of Michigan

27 Aug 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Happy Fungi Friday! I'm back again with more fascinating fungi found in the forests of western Michigan. The following species were found over the course of the last week as I traveled through Michigan's upper peninsula in the Pictured Rocks National...

The Color Blue in the Kingdom Fungi

10 Aug 2021 2 minute read 4 comments tych0_21

Despite being known as "the blue planet," our planet is host to a surprisingly few number of organisms that are capable of producing "true blue" pigments. Less than 1 in 10 flowers contain blue pigments, and for animals, the numbers are far fewer. Th...

Mushroom Monday - Boletes, Boletes, and More Boletes

26 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

After a long hike through the woods yesterday, I came across plenty of beautiful mushrooms growing in the forest. Some of my favorite finds from the day included the Wrinkled Peach (Rhodotus palmatus), a striking pink fungus with a intricated reticul...

Wednesday Walk - Fungal Finds both Deadly and Delicious

21 Jul 2021 3 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

Over the last week, the warm, humid weather here in the American Midwest has helped bring forth a bounty of mushrooms that had laid hidden beneath the forest floor. Here, a wealth of mycorrhizal fungi living in concert with the trees around them make...

Weekday Nature Walk - Mid-week Mushroom Hunt

1 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

On Tuesday, I took advantage of the first clear, blue sky day we have seen in my area for the last several weeks to take a walk through my favorite mushroom-hunting forest. After a week of rainy, humid weather, the forest fungi are taking full advan...

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...

Choice Edibles and Deadly Deceivers: Golden Oysters and False Morels

19 Apr 2021 2 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

I returned to one of my favorite forests this weekend to continue my search for morels, and although I did not find any this time (not any real ones that is), I did not leave the woods empty-handed. After an hour or so of being taunted by false morel...

(IJCH) Imagine This? A Mouse, a Mushroom Grow Bag and Magic!

16 Nov 2019 1 minute read 0 comments JaiChai

Source IJCH - Inside JaiChai's Head (Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musings) SOURCE From the Author: Salutations. I am JaiChai. And if I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you before, I'm delighted to make your acquaintance now. source I...

Boletus edulis. King of mushroom

2 Oct 2019 1 minute read 0 comments yetaras

No wonder in our country Boletus edulis called ruler of the mushroom kingdom, the mushroom king. Take a look at this photo - the king as he is, to his fullest grandeur. You look at this mushroom and feel all its mushroom power, you see its mushroom b...

Amanita under a twig

24 Sep 2019 1 minute read 0 comments yetaras

Just a young fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) under a twig. I took a picture of these one during my last mushroom hike, the location is in the Starosambirsky district of Lviv region (Ukraine, of course). For those. who for the first time on my blog - th...