…because mycologists can’t study their subjects throughout the year like we can. It’s understandable. Lichen-envy.
I submit that the problem lies with your mushroom guides, Noah, not MO!
But seriously, Nathan and you are both right. I would like to give users the ability to “turn on” and “turn off” various groups of fungi. Maybe a popup menu hidden under the “Mushroom Observer” banner? I’ve more than once wanted to filter out all those pesky macrofungi, and occasionally even want to see just the slimemolds… organisms, I can’t help but point out, which are even more distantly related to your macrofungi than lichens!
“Slime Observer” anyone?