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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Morel Mushroom Hunt Turns Up Chicken of the Forest Instead: I'll Take It

Morel © Photo Ken Korczak


Well, the day after Memorial Day seemed like a good day as any to enter the deep northern Minnesota woods in search of morel mushrooms. Certainly, I didn't expect to find any. I'm not dumb. It's been cold and dry. We finally got some rain this week, but not sure if it came in time to bankroll some morels!

But I did score a major consolation prize -- a spectacular chicken of the woods shelf fungus, which is yummy to eat. Check out the full story of my mushroom hunt and slide show of other natural plants and wildlife:


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