I grew up in deep southeastern Georgia where mushrooms decorate the woods almost year-round. They seem to appear overnight in huge numbers every time it rains, coming in unimaginable shapes, sizes, and colors. While they are a prolific part of our environment, fungi have not been accepted into southern culture. It's a shame, as mushrooms are such a valuable natural resource; good for food, medicine, and so much more. I have been an enthusiastic mycophile and fungi-nerd for over 11 years. I am very passionate about introducing the many benefits of mushrooms to the region. Whether you're joining me for a lecture, a walk in the woods, or sauteing some of my mushrooms at home, please let me try and spark your love of mushrooms!                                                                                                                                                              - Ancil                                                                                                                                                                           

A stack of fresh Pecan Truffles still in the orchard.

A stack of fresh Pecan Truffles still in the orchard.

Morel!

Morel!

Some wild Chanterelles making it to the Forsyth Farmer's Market.

Some wild Chanterelles making it to the Forsyth Farmer's Market.

Cool Cortinarius!

Cool Cortinarius!

Harvesting a few choice Chanterelles.

Harvesting a few choice Chanterelles.

A beautiful cluster of Oyster mushrooms.

A beautiful cluster of Oyster mushrooms.

Young Oyster & Lion's Mane Mushrooms growing side by side.

Young Oyster & Lion's Mane Mushrooms growing side by side.