Of truffles and death caps.

A couple more science stories for your entertainment during these cold snowy days when we can only dream of Morels in the spring. The stories cover the two extremes of human experiences with fungi from the feeling of bliss when… Read More

DNA Sequence results from Duke – part 1

A presentation from Richard Jacob Work is under way to interpret the DNA barcodes returned by Duke university. This presentation covers an overview of the results and look in further detail at 4 of the samples.

Edible Wild Mushrooms

A presentation from John Stuart There are quite a few edible mushrooms that can be found in Western Pennsylvania and this short talk covers some of the easier to identify ones.

Food Failures: How to Collect Mushrooms (and Eat Them, Too)

On last Fridays (19th September) Science Friday segment of NPR there was a 17 minute piece on foraging for mushrooms by Eugenia Bone, president  of New York Mycological Society president and author of  Mycophilla. For those that missed it you can listen again… Read More

Genera Within the Bolete Family

A presentation from John Stuart with contributions from the Western Pa Mushroom Club Picture of Strobilomyces “floccupus” by Joyce Gross