Meet Your Fungal Associates 2: Morels

Photo by Mendel Skulski

Photo by Mendel Skulski


For many people, forest fires bring to mind one particular mushroom: the highly prized morel. Every year, thousands of humans scour the sites of the last year’s burns - hoping for a profitable harvest. But what are these fungi? What… are any fungi? Mendel waxes solo.

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This episode just features Mendel Skulski, who (outside of Future Ecologies) is the current Vice President of the Vancouver Mycological Society, and instagrammer of mushrooms

Huge thanks to KMathz for our new mushisode theme song. Other music in this episode was produced by VALSI and Selu Herraiz (aka Lilith’21).

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Sources for this episode are:

Pilz, D. et al (2007) Ecology and Management of Morels Harvested From the Forests of Western North America, USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-710.

This episode of Future Ecologies was recorded on the unceded territories of the Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓əm) Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh) Nations - otherwise known as Vancouver, British Columbia.