Upcoming mushroom festivals at Flagstaff and Telluride

Telluride Canyon

Arizona fungus fans will want to jot down a couple of dates that have been set for nearby mushroom festivals this summer. The 35th annual Telluride mushroom festival in southwestern Colorado will take place on … Continue reading

Recap of the 2014 Telluride Mushroom Festival

If you ever wanted to spend four or five days completely immersed in the Kingdom of Fungi, there’s no place on earth like the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado, held at … Continue reading

Boletus rubriceps, a new species of porcini from the southwestern USA

It has been a long time coming, but a paper by David Arora and Jonathan Frank that was published yesterday in North American Fungi makes the case that the red-capped … Continue reading

This summer, Telluride will become a mushroom mecca once again

A write-up of the Telluride Mushroom Festival from last week’s Telluride Journal: This summer, Telluride will become a mushroom mecca once again. For more than three decades, scientists, chefs, mystical … Continue reading

Ride sharing for the approaching season

UPDATE 4/29/2015: Regrettably, the Zimride service that was discussed in the original post below has recently ceased operations for the general public. An update on their home page states, “Zimride by … Continue reading

Mushroom Dye Workshops from Mycopigments.com

Knitters, weavers and other crafts-oriented folks, you may want to take a look at the mushroom dyes shown on the Mycopigments.com website.  It’s not widespread knowledge, but fungi and lichens can be used to … Continue reading