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Wolf's Pond Walk Species List 7/10/11

Society NewsIn spite of obstacles thrown our way by the MTA, over twenty mushroomers arrived in Staten Island for a day of collecting in Wolf's Pond Park. Summer temperatures in the low 90s and recent heavy rains brought out a fair diversity of fungal flora. For a full list READ MORE.

Species List Central Park Walk, June 27, 2011

Society NewsOn a gorgeous summer's day that brought well over 40 foragers to Central Park we found 60+ species. READ MORE for a very preliminary checklist of the day’s mushrooms.

Clove Lakes Park 6/19/11 Species List

Fungi NewsWe had beautiful late Spring weather at Clove Lakes Park yesterday. A group that included Paul, Christine, Don, Sarah-David, Aaron, Ethan & Mack, Katie, Beverly, Damon, Jennifer & baby and Gary & Irene collected a diverse group of fungi in an area equivalent to only around one-fifth of the park. Well, maybe the baby didn't collect anything but adoring looks from the gathering.

To see the list READ MORE.

NYMS Pelham Bay Walk, 6/5/2011 Species List

Fungi News

NYMS Pelham Bay Walk, 6/5/2011 species list prepared by Gary Lincoff. Send corrections/additions to Paul Sadowski <pabloski1@verizon.net>


For list READ MORE

Species List Prospect Park Walk 5/28/11

Fungi News

This is the species list of the NYMS walk at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 28, 2011
Compiled by Gary Lincoff. Please contact Paul Sadowski <pabloski1@verizon.net> with any additions, corrections.

To see the list READ MORE...

Forest Park 5/21/11 Walk Species List

Fungi NewsThis is the species list of the NYMS walk at Forest Park, Queens, May 21, 2011
Compiled by Gary Lincoff. Please contact Paul Sadowski <pabloski1@verizon.net> with any additions, corrections.

To see the list READ MORE...


3/13/11 Van Cortlandt Park Species List

Fungi News50 + Species Found on this walk. READ MORE to see Gary Lincoff's list.

Cordyceps appear in the Post

In the NewsThe New York Post (!) ran a story today about Cordyceps sinensis and its reputed medicinal benefits. Of course, the subject matter gets the full Post treatment and there's nothing really new here--but if you'd like to see fungi creeping into the tabloids, here's your link:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/arousing_success_for_love_bug_p4CC6laeuVGjIQ4Q7xdPTK?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

In my defense, I found the story link on a different website.

A New Website Dedicated to the Life and Work of Sam Ristich

Fungi NewsSam RistichRuthie Ristich, singer, filmaker and daughter of Sam Ristich has created a web presence for her father. Visit Sam at: samristich.com

White truffle fetches $330,000 at auction

Fungi NewsA little myco-morsel from today's media...

"Stanley Ho, a Macau billionaire, paid the top price in an international white-truffle auction that raised a total of $417,200."

Read the article in its entirety here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-27/billionaire-stanley-ho-pays-top-price-at-417-200-truffle-sale-for-charity.html

That's gonna be one expensive plate of pasta.

RECIPE: Forest Cappuccino with Beefsteak Mushroom Croustades

NewsletterPLUSClub member Pam Kray sent in this link from a UK food site that includes a recipe for Fistulina hepatica (aka Beefsteak or Beef Liver fungus) as well an interesting "cappuccino" made from wild mushrooms.

http://www.britishlarder.co.uk/forest-cappuccino-with-beefsteak-mushroom-croustades/#axzz15vwojDLN

And since this is a foreign publication that includes photos, I'll just add the obligatory note of caution--mushrooms gathered and eaten in other countries/regions may look like non-edible species here at home (and vice-versa).
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