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Category Archives: Mushrooms
The focus on the nutritional value of brightly colored fruits and vegetables has unintentionally left mushrooms in the dark. Mushrooms provide a number of nutrients: Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid, which … Continue reading
Wild mushroom identification entails more than just examining the mushroom itself, it requires looking at the surrounding habitat as well. Fungi are so inextricably linked to their surroundings. Thus mushroom hunting is easier if you recognize habitat details. You’ll greatly … Continue reading
Each Spring and Fall, when the weather is warm and rainy and the biggest mushroom flushes of the year occur, my desk at the conservation department overflows with wild mushrooms to be identified. Most of the people who bring in … Continue reading
An edible mushroom is the fruit that is produced by some fungi. Its “seeds” are microscopic pores that form on the underside of the mushroom’s cap. Some mushrooms break down decaying wood, plant and animal matter, releasing their nutrients and … Continue reading
To properly identify a mushroom in the wild, it’s best to consult a local expert. Some poisonous mushrooms can look very similar to edible ones. There are, however, guidebooks with detailed pictures and descriptions that you can purchase to take … Continue reading