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The Ithaca Bioblitz

A bioblitz in Ithaca, New York.

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Getting ready for the Bioblitz

A bioblitz near Ithaca, NY.


A requiem for the reprint

Here the FAM recounts the history of the scientific reprint, recalls past joys requesting and receiving reprints in the mail, and issues an appeal for a new invention–a tool to aid in inserting more papers to an already full filing cabinet. Luckily for him, the time of the PDF reprint is upon us.

blogger bioblitz

First Annual Blogger Bioblitz in Ithaca

I ran a Bioblitz in Ithaca, New York.

Toxic jack o'lantern mushrooms

An adventure with Omphalotus

I was wandering through the Fall woods near Ithaca, New York when I stumbled upon what looked like a delicious surprise… upon closer inspection (and the observations of a trained mycologist), I realized that I had made the amateur mistake of confusing the tasty Chanterelle with the poisonous Jack O’Lantern mushroom Omphalotus illudens


Most people don't pay much attention to fungi, which include things like mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and mildews. Here at Cornell we think they're pretty fascinating. In fact, even the most disgusting foot diseases and moldy strawberries are dear to our hearts. We'd like to talk to you about fungi, so that like us, you too can tell gross stories at the dinner table. Afterwards, maybe you'll notice some things you would have overlooked before, and we think this could be good for the planet.

Kathie T. Hodge, Editor

Beneath Notice, our book of borescopic mycology.


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