I admit it, I'm obsessed with fungi. And the weirder a fungus is, the better. Though I am not beyond eating the choice ones, when I go out into the woods in central Ontario, blindly focussing on dinner is not what I get a kick out of. What I get a kick out of is finding oddities and rarities, being startled by awesome beauty and gag-worthy grotesques, and being stumped by enigmas that can take hours or days or a couple of years to put a name to. Every foray is a treasure hunt, even in the depths of a Canadian winter.
So the goal of this blog is to share a bit of the phenomenal diversity of the mycological world I've come across while poking around in the woods, and to encourage others to take pleasure in this diversity beyond what can be harvested for the table. Though I'll occasionally highlight edibles or commonly found species, my main focus will be fungi that I think are more fun. Or neglected. Or that have an interesting ecological story to tell. Or that are just plain weird.