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Microsporum canis

Riddled with ringworm?

Itchy, unsightly ringworm is a common skin disease caused by a fungus. Nov 2007


Beware! The Slime Mold!

We explore the truth behind The Blob! (the one from the movie). Oct 2007

dog nose

The elusive dog’s nose fungus

Peridoxylon is weird. And, which fungi are rare in our neck of the woods? Oct 2007

fly speck

Supermarket Mycology. Flyspeck disease of apples

Flyspeck and sooty blotch are common apple diseases, but nothing to worry about. Aug 2007

Furia ithacensis

Furia ithacensis

How to kill a fly with panache! Also, fungi named for Ithaca, New York. Jun 2007

nematode with spores

The Dancing Nematode and the Helicospore

Helicospores + nematodes = knots. May 2007


Bioblitz Final Report

Some stuff we found at my Bioblitz. May 2007

Crucibulum laeve

The Ithaca Bioblitz

A bioblitz in Ithaca, New York. Apr 2007

Blogger bioblitz

Getting ready for the Bioblitz

A bioblitz near Ithaca, NY. Apr 2007


A requiem for the reprint

The FAM recalls past joys of requesting and receiving mycology by post. Apr 2007

blogger bioblitz

First Annual Blogger Bioblitz in Ithaca

A bioblitz? Why not. Apr 2007

Toxic jack o'lantern mushrooms

An adventure with Omphalotus

Jack O'lantern mushrooms are really cool, just don't eat them. Apr 2007


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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