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Sheathed woodtuft,(Kuehneromyces mutabilis) a delicious mushroom that you can collect now

Radek Štěpán 20. 05. 2023

Have you already gone mushroom picking this year? If not, you should try now and look for an interesting mushroom called sheathed woodtuft. It is not a well-known mushroom but it is a delicacy that you should not miss. If…


The presence of St. George’s mushroom (Calocybe gambosa) is often revealed by blooming rapeseeds

Radek Štěpán 14. 05. 2023

Which mushroom is mainly associated with the month of April? Well, St. George day is celebrated in April … that is probably why. St. George’s mushroom has a unique aroma and taste, similar to freshly ground grain. The taste is…

Birch polypore

(Piptoporusbetulinus), also know as birch polypore – the last meal of Ötzi the iceman

Radek Štěpán 07. 05. 2023

Spring is in full swing and many of us are enjoying walks in the forest. It is finally possible to take walks without a face mask and you might even come across some mushrooms. In some places you may already…

Let us go for an early morel hunt! All you need is little luck

Radek Štěpán 25. 04. 2023

Do you love walking in the forest and can’t wait for the mushroom season? Yes, you may argue that in the time of the corona virus you did not have many chances to go, but it is still a great…

Common morel

A delicious mushroom called the common morel (Morchella esculenta), is already growing

Radek Štěpán 17. 04. 2023

As the warmer days are approaching, little heads of the much-prized common morels are starting to appear. Despite the fact that it is a well-known delicacy that even offers healing properties and the price on the market is around 160…

Mountain-priest mushroom

Mountain-priest mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) – a strictly protected beauty of our forests

Radek Štěpán 20. 02. 2023

You can find this beautiful mushroom on beech (and rarely oak) trunks all year round. This interesting fungus offers many medicinal benefits, but if you plan to go mushroom picking and get this “priest”, forget it. This guy is strictly…


Truffles also grow in our climate – but truffle picking is illegal…

Radek Štěpán 06. 01. 2023

Everyone knows truffles, the most expensive mushrooms in the world – the dream of many people, especially those who would like to find truffles on their own. But truffles are also grown in farms because they bring considerable profit to…

Oyster mushrooms

The oyster mushroom – a nice gift just before Christmas

Radek Štěpán 23. 12. 2022

What about taking a trip to the forest and collect mushrooms for Christmas? Sounds crazy? Well not really. This year’s winter seems to be mild again and we will probably see snow only at high-altitudes or hopefully on ski slopes…

Scarlet elfcup

Scarlet elfcup – an Austrian specialty

Radek Štěpán 18. 12. 2022

Do you love going to the woods even at this time of the year? Of course you do. It is always a good idea to spend some time in the nature, even though not many mushrooms grow this time of…


Can you still go mushroom picking in November

Radek Štěpán 15. 11. 2022

Did you know that there are mushrooms you can hunt even in November when it is rather cold? Mycologists claim that mushrooms grow even in November. But do not expect to find treasures that grow in the early fall or…