A Foraging Wild Mushrooms Class can be a great way to learn more about mycology. I have picked wild mushrooms … More
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee: Caffeine With Benefits
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee is the perfect way to step up your caffeine routine. Four Sigmatic creates more than just … More
Pick Shaming: Mushroom Hunting Dos & Don’ts
Social media brings out the worst in people and pick shaming is common in mushroom picking or foraging groups. Just … More
Birch Polypore Mushroom: Disgustingly Healthy Tea
The birch polypore mushroom is an incredibly easy to identify mushroom with some miraculous health properties. Fomitopsis betulina, commonly known … More
Bolete Mushrooms: Foraging Guide
Bolete mushrooms are by far my favorite mushroom to forage, cook and eat. They are easy to identify because they … More
Chicken of the Woods: Easy to Identify Mushrooms
Chicken of the Woods is an amazing mushroom that is known for its taste. Somehow, it tastes exactly like chicken! … More
Why Pick Wild Mushrooms?
Mushroom picking is a popular hobby all over the world. In the Czech Republic, it is a very popular activity … More
The New York Mycological Society
There are strict rules about foraging anything in state parks and city parks. The laws aren’t clear at all, so it’s always best to ask someone more experienced. Whenever we go picking mushrooms, we bring a towel/picnic blanket to drape over the basket just in case.
Giant Puffball: Easy to Identify Mushroom in NYC
Puffballs of all sizes grow in the forest, alongside roads, in the middle of a green grassy lawn, they can really grow anywhere! You can stir fry them, cook them in the oven and my absolute favorite, is pretending they are pancakes!
Hen of the Woods (Maitake): Easy to Identify Mushroom in NYC
I find these mushrooms the most rewarding to pick, because even a small one is enough as a side dish to any meal and the bigger ones can feed an entire family! Every time I’ve looked for hens, I found at least one and usually had 2-4 kilos (4-9 pounds) in just 30 minutes of searching. Of course, you can also find a single mushroom that weighs 13+ kilos (30+ pounds).