Russula nigricans mushrooms, photographed in “pictorial” style. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

6 tips to photograph mushrooms like a scientist

These guidelines will help you properly document the mushrooms you find on your forays.

Scientists seek to identify Alaska’s mystery mushrooms

“We have so much work to do,” ecologist Kate Mohatt said. “It’s a continent-wide project aiming to identify every species of mushroom-producing fungi in North America, because, believe it or not, we’re not even close to having done that yet.”
Sarah Kathrein searches for mushrooms near the Haystack Trail. (Aug. 31, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Mushroom forays saved by last-minute rains

"To me, mushrooms are interesting because there’s always more," said Gabriel Wingard, the 12-year-old co-president of the Turnagain Arm Mycological Society. "No one knows how many there are, because there will always be places where we haven’t looked."
Jerk shrimp and grits prepared by chef Lindsay Kucera using Alaskan ingredients.Photo courtesy Wongi Kim

Kucera plans Thai-Alaskan menu for Wild Harvest Feast

“For me, more than what’s on the table, it matters to me who’s in the chairs,” chef Lindsay Kucera said. “Even if I’m making macaroni and cheese, if I’m doing it with someone interesting and vital, that’s the best experience I could have.”
Photo courtesy Erin Cooper/Chugach National Forest

Fungus Festival 2019: from foraging to feasting

Photo courtesy Erin Cooper/Chugach National ForestFungus Festival kicks off in Cordova this week. Below is a complete listing...
Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef specializing in mushrooms. In 2018, Hyatt published “The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen,” a guide that works mushrooms into everything from pork belly to ice cream. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Mushroom gourmet to lead foraging, cookery workshop

“Mushrooms are so mysterious, so ephemeral and fleeting,” Chad Hyatt said. “Even the people I know who know more about mushrooms than anybody are constantly puzzled by them."

Fungus Festival, Smoke n’ Guns, Kids’ Fishing Derby

Mark your calendar for Fungus Festival, Smoke n' Guns FNRA event, kids' fishing derby and much more with details in this week's Around Town events roundup.
Fungus Festival arts and crafts. The event, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 1, will feature a variety of activities. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

11 artistic ways to explore the world of fish, forest, fungus

Fungus Festival arts and crafts. The event, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 1, will feature a variety of activities. Photo courtesy Cordova...
The 13th annual Fungus Festival will take place from Aug. 30-Sept. 2. The event will showcase gourmet cooking from area, raising funds to support environmental sustainability efforts. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Fungus among us: register for Fungus Festival now

The 13th annual Fungus Festival will take place from Aug. 30-Sept. 2. The event will showcase gourmet cooking from area, raising...
The 13th annual Fungus Festival will take place from Aug. 13-Sept. 2. The event will showcase gourmet cooking from area, raising funds to support environmental sustainability efforts. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Wild Harvest Feast the highlight of Fungus Festival

The 13th annual Fungus Festival will take place from Aug. 30-Sept. 2. The event will showcase gourmet cooking from area, raising...

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