Birch Polypore “Blue Ridge” – (Piptoporus betulinus)

A firm, corky, hoof-shaped bracket mushroom, this unique fungus has shown strong antibacterial activity, making it a good candidate for making powders and extracts for tinctures. Traditionally used as a medicinal mushroom, this strain of the Iceman Polypore was isolated from a prolific fruiting in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mushroom is typically not consumed, … Read more

Mushroom Tasting

Yesterday, Tradd and I went to the Clemson experimental forest, excited that we will find tons of mushrooms since it’s been raining a lot in the upstate. Our dogs enoki and wednesday joined us in the adventure. There are so many trails in that forest, we see tons of people mountain biking, horse riding, jogging, … Read more