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Monday, May 27th, 2024

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Beware of contamination in morel mushrooms

Morel mushrooms have honey-combed caps and hollow bodies. (Photo by Michael Kensinger)

Prized globally for their taste, and elusiveness, the morel mushroom family comprises many different species, all identified by honeycombed caps and hollow bodies.
Equally appealing is this fungi’s adept ability to remain overlooked in crumpled-up leaf litter each spring. So highly preferred are these mushrooms, they are considered a delicacy in many countries, including the U.S. Here in Pennsylvania, mushroom hunters are lucky to live in prime morel habitat, inspiring a barrage of “shroomers” to get into the woods in search of them.

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