NEXT PLANT and MUSHROOM WALK – Sunday, June 26, 10 am, Central Park, 96th & CPW



fomitopsis pinicola

 Join the New York Mycological Society for its first official summer walk of 2016 this Sunday, June 26. We’ll meet at 10 am – at 96th and Central Park West.

The walk will be through this western and northern part of the park. It will last about 2 hours or more if there are many mushrooms. 

We expect to see a lot of mushrooms because it will rain this week.

Bring a lunch or snack and a drink. Restrooms are available in the park but not always convenient.

See you Sunday…..




MUSHROOM CLUBS in North America

This is North American Mycological Association’s list of ALL mushroom clubs in North America that are affiliated with NAMA. Contact the one nearest to you to find out where and when there are mushroom hunts in your area!


A program on edible wild mushrooms on NPR’s Science Friday………recorded May 13, 2016 


Clades are here to stay…..for awhile, anyway


[Click on the image for an enlargement.]

Clades are used in Botany and Zoology, as well as Fungi – and what they have to tell us is not insignificant or irrelevant.

Clades can show us the lineages of organisms. Knowing how to see past appearances to the reality of things can direct our research in so many fields.

Clades can help us choose particular groups to search for medicinal benefits that would otherwise escape us.

Clades can help us choose particular groups to work with in our efforts to develop tools for bio-remediation and myco-remediation.

In mushrooms, “gills,” and “pores,” and “teeth,” and such, even “puffball-like,” are terms useful for field identification, but not to understand much beyond that.

The clades we now know cut across all these easily observed field characteristics to show us the “real” relationships our mushrooms have.





ETHNOBOTANY: A FIELD STUDY at the New York Botanical Garden

4 Wednesdays, June 8 – 29, 2016