An example of the abundance of soil critters that we find in a tablespoon of soil after a soil extraction procedure....
picture by Valerie Behan-Pelletier
Cantharellus subalbidus (the white chanterelle), commonly found in BC this time of year - and it is one big yummy treat. Miranda made a fine spaghetti mushroom sauce.
Thanks to Monika Gorzelak for her fine 'shroom hunting near Revelstoke.
Ben Wolfe, an ex-grad student in my lab, who is currently doing his Post-Doc research at Harvard University. He is working on several food microbiology projects (http://www.benjaminewolfe.com). Here he is in his cheese cave! It was fun connecting with him during my recent trip to Boston.
Aseroe rubra, commonly known as the "sea anemone fungus." We found it in a forest clearing in Kauai. Although it did not smell bad when I picked it, as a member of the stinkhorns it typically smells like rotting animal flesh and attracts flies to disperse its spores. This was a highlight for me. I'd only seen this in photos.