This blog entry accompanies Episode 6 of the podcast. It contains listener-submitted photographs.
In preparation for Episode 6 (History Boletes Itself), I asked listeners to send me pictures of colorful fungi they had found. From mushrooms to self-dyed wool, you really got into the color game!
To start off, Kayley Abell-Hart (Massachusetts) sent in a photo with some massive sulfur shelf.
Benny Coughlin (Connecticut) sent in this pair of stark white Amanitas in training.
Benny and Aden Brown (Massachusetts) sent in color-changing boletus mushrooms. When cut or bruised, some boletes will stain blue!
Aden also sent in some brilliant orange cup fungi.
I was also delighted to receive some pictures of dyeing experiments! Julie has only been dyeing yarn with natural pigments since May 2016, but she’s already gotten a rainbow from the lobster mushroom, Hypomyces lactiflourum.
And she wasted no time turning that yarn into a delightful hat!
You can see other things Julie is working on at www.evercrafting.com. Way to bring they dye-ing wisdom of the ancients back to life, Julie!
If you have a pretty fungus you’d like to share, drop it in a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be featured on the blog too! I love looking at them. They’re so pretty.
(The thumbnail image for this post is a purple bolete I found in Colorado several years ago. I’ve been itching for an opportunity to post it!)