This formidable fungus has been traveling up and down the California coast as a Monterey-cypress groupie. But how does it follow its favorite tree?
All about mushrooms.
Meet the Latticed Stinkhorn, A Fragrant Fungus Beloved of Flies
Clathrus ruber looks more like an errant pickleball than a traditional toadstool, and it is born from an egg, which some people say tastes like radish. It’s a flashy European transplant now at home in California, worth learning on your next winter fungus foray.
The Nearly Unkillable Eucalyptus Meets Its Match
Eucalyptus trees on Albany Hill are wasting away from blight. Some people may cheer—but these trees are also home to endangered monarchs.
The Most Eye-Catching Mushrooms to See in Winter
A naturalist on the “flowers of winter”
Why Do Mushrooms Return to the Same Place?
Do mushrooms require a certain kind of substrate?
As Temperatures Change, What Organisms Move North to California?
What are some the biological consequences of climate change in Northern California?
Where Do Morel Mushrooms Grow in Northern California?
They’re one of the most sought-after edible mushrooms in the world. At least 10 species live in the Bay Area.
Should I Worry About Death Cap Mushrooms in California?
A mycologist’s perspective on the spread of a deadly poisonous mushroom across the United States.
If the Green Stuff in the California Trees Is Not Spanish Moss, What Is It?
They’re long and stringy and they hang from trees in the fog zone …
Fall Almanac: An Illustrated Guide to Northern California Nature
Illustrator Jane Kim and the California Center for Natural History share six species to watch for this fall.