Tag: fungus

A group of morel mushrooms sit next to a quarter to show how small they are.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – to go mushroom hunting, that is. After a recent trek of his own into the woods, Nature Interpreter Eric shares tips on how to find elusive morel mushrooms and how to tell the difference between these tasty morsels and their fungi friends.

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If you spend any time outdoors, you have likely noticed some odd residents growing on rocks, sidewalks and tree trunks. With shades of gray, green and blue, growing interspersed with mosses, these organisms are often mistaken for plants. Closer inspection reveals that these residents – lichens – are something unique among living things. So, what […]

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