Chicken of the Woods

Fall mushroom hunting is not walking through the woods carefully scanning the forest floor in search of small mushrooms. It is a search for big wood-eating fungus: Chickens, Hens, and Cauliflowers. The most beautiful of these fall delicacies is probably the Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus s. (also referred to as Sulphur Shelf).  They are usually... Continue Reading →

Chanterelles, Ticks, and Rain

Chanterelle season in Alabama is hot, sticky and full of deadly creatures. How do you know when to search for chanterelles in the South? When the daytime temperatures are in the 90s, it storms almost every day, and the humidity is so high you feel like you are in a steam room when you walk... Continue Reading →

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