Know Your Michigan Mushrooms: Black Trumpet

IMPORTANT NOTE: Mushrooms can be dangerous and even deadly! Be careful and know what you’re eating. As the saying goes: “There are old mushroom hunters, and bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters.” Black Trumpet, photo by I am Jacques Strappe The Michigan Morel Hunters Club features mushrooms that are in … Continue reading Know Your Michigan Mushrooms: Black Trumpet

Michigan Mushrooms: Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods, photo by .Larry Page The Cornell Mushroom Bog is a great resource for mushroom hunters. Their entry on Eating the Chicken of the Woods begins: David Arora remarks in Mushrooms Demystified that this is one of the “foolproof four” — an unmistakable mushroom. (see below) This large, brightly colored fungus is often … Continue reading Michigan Mushrooms: Chicken of the Woods

Shaggy Mane Mushroom

DSC09529_tonemapped, photo by ansonredford. Mushroom-collecting.com has this to say about the Shaggy Mane Mushroom: The Shaggy Mane, also occasionally known as the Lawyers Wig, is a distinctive and easy to recognize mushroom. Its size, shape, and tendency to grow in tight groups make it easy to spot even from considerable distance. Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) … Continue reading Shaggy Mane Mushroom

Oyster mushrooms

Fungi stacks, photo by ETCphoto Mushroom guru Wildman Steve Brill says that the Oyster mushroom is a mushroom that lives up to its name – it looks, smells, and tastes like oysters! Not surprisingly, the Michigan Mushroom Hunter’s Club has great info on oyster mushroom hunting in Michigan that begins: Oysters (Pleurotus ostreatus complex) are … Continue reading Oyster mushrooms

Michigan Mushroom Nation!

The First Morels this Year 05/02/2010, photo by rickrjw The TIME Magazine feature Mushroom Nation linked over to our feature on yellow chanterelle mushrooms. In it, James Beard Award–winning food writer Josh Ozersky takes a look at how wild mushrooms are becoming as American as apple pie. He writes that: …for all their exoticism, they’re … Continue reading Michigan Mushroom Nation!

Michigan Mushroom Season is here … join a public hunt to know what’s edible!

_MG_9261, photo by jt354. I’m a year older and a little wiser and pretty sure these are edible honey mushrooms, although I’m not sure about the darker brown bumps. Still a fantastically vital idea to know what you’re picking and eating!! While morels draw the lion’s share of mushroom coverage, there are a ton of … Continue reading Michigan Mushroom Season is here … join a public hunt to know what’s edible!