Hunting mushrooms in Central Massachusetts, USA

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Interesting ||| Growth Study
BMS Stomping Grounds
 


If in doubt, throw it out!
Learn to recognize

The mushrooms that can kill you!!!

"It truly surprises most people to learn that of thousands of mushrooms, probably less than a dozen are deadly. There are, of course, scores that will cause sufficient grief to make you wish they were deadly, but in truth they are no worse than an overdose of prune juice."  Celebrating The Wild Mushroom - A Passionate Quest by Sara Ann Friedman

"There are old mushroom hunters and there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters", Klingensmith said.

But there are always those that break the rule :o)


Hi, My name is Vladimir.
I became interested in mushrooms in the Fall of 2002 when I first saw a 50 foot diameter fairy ring of mushrooms growing in Boynton Park, Worcester.  I wanted to find out what the mushroom was.  That started the obsession.

    I joined Boston Mycological Club and went out on their forays.  In the spring of 2004, I went out three times with the Berkshire Mycological Society, on Morel hunts.  I found my first Morel, for me, and for the club at hunt #2!  At hunt #3 I went back to the fist hunt location and found 4 Morel there.  I found 2 Morel at hunt #3.  I then was able to find Morel closer to where I live. I like the way the Berkshire club is run.  They have no dues nor any meetings to attend.  They post their schedule on their web site to announce the forays.  Instructions and maps are provided on the web site.  I like this free and informal system.  If I lived closer to the Berkshires, I would go out with them on a regular basis. 

Mushroom Articles
Dick's Easy Approach simplified guide for beginners
Alan Muskat Article Stalking the Edible Wild Mushroom - humor
Eating some of the "poisonous" mushrooms

Morel
Edible Mushroom
General Mushrooming
Other Nationalities
Mushroom People
Humor
Cooking

Interesting MushroomsTYPE STUDIES AND NOMENCLATURAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE GENUS SPARASSIS - 61kb PDF
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF GRIFOLA FRONDOSA a Thesis - 696kb PDF
Mushroom nutrient data - 8/21/06
Bills Message on Boletus/Tylopilus
Max's tsugae Tea Recipe
Are you ready to buy a microscope?

Name a mushroom after yourself.
Bicolor?
 

Medicinal Mushroom
Chaga
Chaga by another name is still Chaga
Why I Use Chaga
Why other people use Chaga
Chaga Recipes
Ganoderma


Mushroom Books
Recommended Mushroom Books For Beginners
My Mushroom book collection
Free copy of Mushrooms, Russia and History
by Valentina Pavlovna Wasson & R. Gordon Wasson

On-line Mushroom Guides
On-line synoptic key to the species of Russula in North America

Key to Gilled Mushrooms
Key to Major Groups of Mushrooms

Easy key


Mushroom Forums
These are forums where membership is not required to read the posts.  In order to post you have to join.
Mushroom Discussion Board
Anyone can join without charge
Asheville Mushroom Club
Western Penn Mushroom Club
This is the largest forum on the Internet and you do not have to be a club member to join.  Do not point out any mistakes on their web site or you will bounced out of the group.  That is what happened to me :o)  John Plischke, the younger, is a great help in identifying finds.
The New Jersey Mycological Association
Mushroom Observer
Here you find many experts who can help you ID your finds if you join.  Only members can post.
 



Links
 
Roger Phillips web site   Best picture guide on the web.
Bill Russell's site   PA mushroom expert.
Mushroom Appreciation    The title says it all!
George Barron's Website on Fungi   A lot of information on fungi.
Mushroom Expert   A good place to get information about Morels.
Tom Volk's Fungi   Mycology and mushrooms
Cornell Mushroom Blog   Great mushroom articles.
Mushrooms of Russia   Thousands of Photos of favorites and oddities.
Taylor Lockwood- Photography   The most beautiful photographs you will ever see
Taming Wild Mushrooms   A web site by another hunter.
Foray Results   Lists foray and survey results for different towns in Massachusetts.
The Great Morel Site   A site of a hunter who specializes :o)
Foreign Names of Mushrooms   If you know of some that are not included let me know.
List of Recommended English Names For Fungi in England   We need a list like this for USA.
Western PA Mushroom Club Life List   A good place to find out what mushrooms are found in the Northeast.
Recipes   These will work with any mushroom.
The Cook's Thesaurus   Mushroom by any other name...
Russian Recipes from russianfoods.com   Mushroom recipes and more.
Cookbook   Wild About Mushrooms
  The online Cookbook of the Mycological Society of San Francisco

    I have found the digital camera a very useful tool in helping me learn to identify mushrooms.  I also take a pictures of anything that I find interesting.  I am primarily interested in edible mushrooms but will take pictures of anything that strike my fancy and in some cases even track down what it is called.  The mushrooms that I use in the background and as the center photo in the banner, I have not identified.  To me, they looked like they were dancing.  That was good enough reason to take their picture.


 

Mushroom Log ||| Morel Quest ||| Chaga Quest ||| Fruiting Body Quest ||| The Quest For a New Specie||| Critters I Met ||| My Edible List
Top Ten Edibles Lists
||| The First King ||| Common Names of Mushrooms ||| Expert ID Help
What and When ||| Where to look ||| Edible Mushrooms in MA ||| Morel Trees
Morel Indicators ||| Mushrooms by others |||
Interesting ||| Growth Study
BMS Stomping Grounds



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