Category: mushrooms

Wine Caps (Stropharia rugosoannulata)

Wine Caps (Stropharia rugosoannulata)

Stropharia rugosoannulata

Stropharia rugosoannulata

A new Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata), right on schedule

A new Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata), right on schedule

Smugtown mushrooms is currently fundraising!“Smugtown Mushrooms…

Smugtown mushrooms is currently fundraising!

“Smugtown Mushrooms has been growing and working with mushrooms & Fungi since 2011. Offering a vast array of mushroom cultivation supplies, teaching classes and being a presence within the local and regional community. We grow exotic & medicinal mushrooms, indoors & outdoors, perserve wild mushrooms found in our forests, organize large mushroom events, host art & music gathering, potlucks, & guided hikes.  We make extracts, mushroom art and travel all over the region connecting people to the natual world and the potential mushrooms bring in our lives.”

Their perks include mushroom art, medicinal mushrooms and tinctures, grow kits, and foraging trips! If you haven’t heard of them before, now is a great time to check them out, donate, and possibly get some art or a kit to grow your favorite fungi! 

I sprinkled some Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) grain…

I sprinkled some Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) grain spawn in this garden bed a few months ago and I think this is the first fruiting. Normally the cap would be wine-colored but the color has likely faded with age. I’m going to check back more regularly to observe the full life cycle (if these mushrooms continue fruiting).

Nice gills

Nice gills

A terrible year for the reishi hunt. An excellent year for…

A terrible year for the reishi hunt. An excellent year for chanterelles. Must’ve bagged 20 pounds already.

My aunt sent me a picture of this fungus she found on a hike in…

My aunt sent me a picture of this fungus she found on a hike in Mt. Shasta, she thinks it looks like a toasted mushroom

Beautiful oregon reishi.

Beautiful oregon reishi.

the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society Mushroom Fair is coming up this month!

the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society Mushroom Fair is coming up this month!