Here are a few of the websites and blogs that we like best. Some are geeky. Well, I guess they’re all kind of geeky. Let’s just say some are geekier than others. We like geeky.
If you’d like more of Kathie‘s photos, visit her flickr photostream (leave me some comments!). If you’d like more of Kent‘s photos and objects and time lapses (he is a professional photographer!), visit Kent’s lab website.
Got a mushroom to identify? Check the keys here, especially if you’re in NE USA.
Dave Fischer’s nice site, especially for northeasterners.
Michael Wood’s amazing site, especially awesome for Californians.
Tom Volk’s Fungi
Check out Tom’s Fungus of the Month Pages, and more!
A place where you–yes you–can contribute data and photos documenting fungal distribution and taxonomy.
Super Duper geeky database of all known fungi, their names, and classification, and stuff.
CABI resources (Species Fungorum)
We love the uber-geeky Index Fungorum, the Dictionary Hierarchy, and the Bibliography.
US National Fungus Collections databases
More geekiness! Host-fungus indices, herbarium specimens, synoptic keys to small things.
Doubtless, you’ve come to the bottom of this list and are mildly surprised or downright outraged that your fine site isn’t here. I’m so sorry. This is meant to be a short list.
There aren’t many other fungal blogs: The Mycokey Mycelium blog is a nice one. Jason Stajich’s blog The Hyphal Tip follows breakthroughs in fungal genomics (and stuff). MycoRant is good for mushroom news and musings; The Alabamycologist is a worth a look; and here’s a Mushroom Blog in Japanese. A very good bet for more stories, if you dare to stray from eukaryotes, is Elio Schaechter and Merry Youle’s Small Things Considered at the American Society for Microbiology. And my writer/biologist friend Jennifer Frazer brings us a great diversity of life blog, The Artful Amoeba, which you ought to peruse. The following list is all I can find in the way of blogs devoted to fungi: