Is Rocky Mountain Porcini Season Over?

Porcinis are really perty.

Since late July, my dear friend Butterpoweredbike has been emailing me about finding pounds upon pounds of porcini. Meanwhile, in the last month and a half, I moved to a new home and a new job while trying to finish up my old jobs, working 100 hours per week or more, ad … [Read more...]

Foraging Fungi in the National Forest

Shaggy mane soldiers popping out of the roadbed after a good rain.

Note: I wrote this article at the behest of a Forest Service representative; it is re-posted here, plus subtitles, with permission of the Summit Daily News, which ran it on October 1.   Just as collecting firewood from the national forest for home use requires a permit, so too … [Read more...]