Monday, January 12, 2015

I know absolutely nothing about mushrooms

I am cringing in my chair currently, at the fact that I know little to know nothing about mushroom science and culture. So I am here to GET INFORMED, and help you learn a little about how great and useful the fungi can really be.

Anyway, one long and plentiful day ago, I was walking home from my friend's house and I just happened to look down and to the left at the most perfect time and saw an Amanita Muscaria Button, which was the first mushroom that seriously caught my eye and really drew me into the world of fungi. There is basically a garbage disposal just below our very own feet! I have many questions about mushrooms and fungi that in hope we can answer for the both of our benefit! I want this blog to be like Xylem, I want to come out of my roots and help support the rest of the plant with water, minerals, and life!

Fungus has always been a wondrous find even if it is just to look at. I consider myself to be a mycophile, mushroom lover. I get joy out of going out with a flash light, note book, and a camera to spend hours studying sketching. I want to be able to walk into the forest,marsh,dunes etc and be able to identify a fungus by its scientific name and species. I need to be able to tell my friend that it will be fine that the random fungus your child ate is harmless or may cause a serious injury or even death. Another main reason is that I live in Humboldt County. This place is filled with the little buggers. Small, big, beautiful, all sorts of different kinds flavors, textures, and smells. I just cant wait to get  Fungus Smart!


  1. I think you should have done a darker background because I can hardly see it. I think its really funny how you started your story. I think you should talk to Mr. Tom he knows a lot about mushrooms.

  2. When I was a kid my mom and I would go mushroom hunting every fall. We used to have this mushroom book with every mushroom known to man! I would really like to go mushroom hunting again and maybe this blog will help identify mushrooms in our area.