Global Warming. Climate Change. Messed Up. No matter what you call it, it’s real. This summer and fall there were no mushrooms to be found. Nada. None. Zip. Heartbreak. Balfour and McDowell walked and walked the forests searching. And while we explored all our usual haunts and the far out ones that are special trips, we couldn’t find a mushroom fruiting body to save our lives. We can only hope we see the beauty of the mushrooms in 2023.

Beautiful hikes through the forests in 2022. Stunning trees, feathery ferns, soft earth, great trails — just no mushroom fruiting bodies. Hope the mycelium is having a good rest and is ready to rock 2023.