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A fungal ‘fight club’ in Pennsylvania’s woodlands: Understand your mushrooms

Shrimp of the woods or “aborted enteloma” mushrooms. Many mushrooms are tasty table fare, but the author warns: Know your mushrooms due to the potential of toxic look-a-likes. (Photos by Michael Kensinger)

When meandering through the crisp and colorful hardwood forests this autumn, you may notice a myriad of different mushrooms fruiting around almost every turn.  
Some mushrooms are perched from the leaf litter like small umbrellas. Others have colorful caps dotted in scales, while others grow off decaying wood like colorful rosettes of coral, doing their part to break down logs into nutrient-rich soil. On your way to and from the treestand this season, perhaps take a moment to get to know the fungi of the forest.

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