MycoTravels

Colorado Porcinis, Western Morels and Italian Truffles! How each region works, what to expect, 'Motherloads', cooking and lots of tips & tricks and fun personalities...

The Limitations of North American Truffle Production: Why the Delay?

The conditions for growing the black Périgord truffle are suitable in multiple American regions, and the demand for the truffle remains high worldwide. Still, the cultivation of Tuber melanosporum has been largely underwhelming. While establishing her truffle orchard, Jasmine Richardson has spent several years learning the ins-and-outs of truffle cultivation of highly productive orchards in Europe and newly productive orchards in North America. Jasmine will give a presentation on her observations of Northern American-specific challenges in domestic orchards, the limitations of establishing her own orchard, and regional-based solutions for American farmers and mycologists.

A look at Amanitas in the NE region of the US

This presentation will offer some interesting information about members of this genus. After viewing this presentation, folks should have a better understanding of the differences in the appearance of members of this genus and knowledge of the salient features present in the species that comprise the seven known sections contained within this genus.

A guided tour in the mycorrhizal be-wilderness

The mutualistic relationship between trees and fungi has been well-known for over a century, and metaphors emerging from this interaction have become increasingly common in popular culture. But we have learned many nuances in recent days – we'll cover some of the frontier of research involving the intricacies and nuts-and-bolts mechanisms of this famous symbiosis.

Mushrooms in Cold Places: Rocky Mountain peaks to the Arctic Tundra

The cold wind-swept tundra above tree-line on mountain tops and in the Arctic, is not the usual place to look for mushrooms. These are some of the coldest places on earth. But the mushrooms are there: tucked under willows, nestled among mosses, lying exposed in meadows, and poking up on bare wet soil. These cold-hardy fungi play critical roles as decomposers and nutrient gatherers for alpine plants in these extreme environments. Their diversity is surprising given the harsh conditions. This talk will display these Arctic and Alpine beauties in their natural habitats primarily in the scenic Rocky Mountains and the open landscapes of the Arctic and discuss how past glaciation has influenced their distribution.

How to Quit Your Job and Devote Your Life to Mushrooms

Description Gary Lincoff said to "Quit your job and devote your life to mushrooms". I heeded this advice back in 2014 and have been happier ever since. Last year at a few Forays I met multiple people that were ready to follow Gary's advice but didn't know how to do it or where to start. […]

How to Quit Your Job and Devote Your Life to Mushrooms

Gary Lincoff said to "Quit your job and devote your life to mushrooms". I heeded this advice back in 2014 and have been happier ever since. Last year at a few Forays I met multiple people that were ready to follow Gary's advice but didn't know how to do it or where to start. Hear stories of other devotees and see to what key values & tools they attribute their success. Take the next steps toward your fungally devoted future and discover real ways to realize this dream that many of us share.

An Introduction to Resinicolous Fungi

Description This talk acts as an introduction to resinicolous fungi, with a focus on species present in Northeastern North America. Interesting, recently described, and/or underreported exotic species will also be discussed. In particular, I will discuss my recent taxonomic work on the recently-described class Sareomycetes and the discomycete Bisporella resinicola. The speaker I am a […]

The Fascinating World of Psychoactive Fungi

This talk will cover psychoactive fungi from a multitude of angles. You'll learn how to identify common psychoactive fungi of the North East in the field; covering species within Psilocybe, Panaeolus, Gymnopilus, Pholiotina, Pluteus and Amanita.

A life among polypores

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Leif's passion for polypores started with an accidental collection of a bracket fungi which then developed to a lifestyle. In the course of collecting polypores for the last 40 years Leif has visited over 70 different countries, resulting in 50,000+ collections in the Oslo Fungarium. Twelve African PhD students have stayed in Oslo under Leif's […]

Lecture on how to use fruiting blocks, growing fungi and soil remediation

Virtual Event Virtual Event

How can I find out more about fruiting these blocks or using them for other applications? We’ve scheduled a Zoom lecture with three panel presentations by urban mushroom cultivation experts the following day, Sunday, July 10th, from 5-7pm. The program will provide an introduction on how to handle and to use the blocks towards various applications, […]