Blog posts pertaining to non-fungal botanical and ecological topics such as trees, plants, and ecosystems. These are of great interest to fungophiles, who must learn to recognize the various kinds of trees, especially conifers, that support mycorrhizal mushrooms. The budding and flowering of certain plants can be a marker for the appearance of morels in the spring.
A mycorrhiza is the name for a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant. Many of our favorite edible mushrooms, such as the boletes and chanterelles, … Continue reading →
This looks like a job some of our readers would enjoy: Camping deep in the backcountry of the White Mountains all through mushroom season, using climbing equipment to ascend to the forest … Continue reading →
Found a new blog that is sure to appeal to many of our readers: Savor the Southwest: Forage, Raise, Cook. They have many interesting, well-illustrated articles about the native plants and … Continue reading →
Last night at the Arizona Herb Association meeting in Phoenix, the Arizona Mushroom Club’s Amy Eichsteadt gave an hour-long presentation about fungi that was very well-attended and well-received. She started … Continue reading →
Practically every fungal species of culinary interest is either mycorrhizal (growing underground in symbiosis with the roots of living trees) or saprotrophic (feeding off dead wood or other decaying plant matter.) Beginning mushroom … Continue reading →
Arizona, like California, benefits from large variations in terrain elevation that allow one to explore very different biomes with only a short drive. Those whose perception of the state has been shaped … Continue reading →