with Paul Stamets and Dusty Yao and why men really go mushroom hunting.
Had a bit of fun 2 months ago growing oysters on coffee grounds. Made the mistake of putting them in a small plastic tub and forgetting they were there. Well, found them today and they pushed up the lid and fruited. But by the time I got to them, it was too late, they were […]
This is a well done video to get the gist of morel hunting. Found it on Vimeo and wanted it to share. . The Perennial Plate Episode 7: Hunting Morel Mushrooms from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.
I was on a trip in East Texas to help do some fieldwork. We hiked 8-10 miles a day, and it had rained 2-4 days before so lots of shrooms had popped. With such a plethora of mushrooms, I had a field day taking pictures. I ignored all LBMs, as they are near impossible to […]
From mid December forays, we found that the rain was bringing out a few winter mushrooms. Maybe the drought is broken and good morels await us in spring?
Unfortunately, magic mushrooms taint the mushroom hunters world. Here is an article on a study that suggests these mushrooms may have a positive use after all. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/psilocybin-from-magic-mushrooms-can-change-personality-study-finds/2011/09/27/gIQAYFak4K_blog.html People who take the hallucinogenic drug in “magic mushrooms” can experience long-lasting changes in their personalities, researchers reported Thursday. A study involving 51 volunteers who took a single […]
Unless we get a hard rain this week, the 2011 Texas morel season is a bust. The tiny amount of rain last week was a drizzle in most areas and at its best in South Onion area it was 0.15 inches. Not quite enough However, I hosted 2 mycologist from Colorado last week on a […]
The drought continues here. I spent the weekend hunting my good morel patches, but no luck. The early reports of morels near Dallas may be due to slightly more moisture than we have. Noaa maps show the drought. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Soilmst_Monitoring/US/Soilmst/Soilmst.shtml# I expect to see Morels after the next rain. But haven’t found any here, yet.
Even a man who’s pure in heart And says his prayers by night, May hunt MORELS when the redbud blooms And the moon is full and bright!