Guided Mushroom Hunts, Wild Mushrooms and Mycological Education


I am here to help you learn more about mushrooms and the forests they grow in. There is a lot to know in the field of mycology, but you really can enjoy a few common, safe and delicious edibles growing in your yard or region.

February Truffle Hunting in Washington

In February, my dog and I struck off across the desert to the PNW in search of real truffles. Her training paid off. Here are some pics.

Daisy on the hunt. Success!


The haul. Later cleaned and ready to infuse and serve.


The result: White truffle bagna cauda with fresh steamers, crab and dandelion greens.




Guided Forays

I offer half and full day guided mushroom hunts in the woods around Durango, Pagosa Springs and Telluride, Colorado. We will meet in town or in the forest and I will show you how to find and identify Porcinis (Boletus edulis), Chanterelles (Cantharellus), and any other of the long list of edible mushrooms that grow in our forests, or a forest near you. Our walk will be easy and fun for young and old. July-August-September-October. Rain or shine. Bring lunch, rain gear, good shoes or boots and your favorite mushroom basket and knife. Refreshments provided.

Having studied mycology on both coasts, in the Smoky Mountains, the Ozarks and the Adirondacks, I am willing to travel to teach you about the mushrooms growing in your region. Please call to discuss.




Wild Mushrooms

Unique recognition as a wild mushroom expert by the state of Colorado allows me to sell a long list of edible species to chefs, restaurants, caterers, and retailers for resale to the general public. All mushrooms that I harvest are individually inspected and graded for quality. Please call for availability and special orders.


Identification

Email me photos: free (max. one email per month please)
House call: call for rates (and quick! Those mushrooms will be gone tomorrow!)



Other Services

I can help you get your mycological landscape project off the ground with design, material procurement and installation. I can also work with you one-on-one to sharpen your knowledge of mushroom cultivation or the various genera of wild mushrooms.



Selected Studies of Medicinal Mushrooms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicinal_mushrooms