Mushrooms

Dakota County volunteers blitz through forest for mushrooms

Volunteers helped collect fungi specimens during Dakota County’s first MycoBlitz event at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.A new event providing important ecological information has sprouted in Dakota County. On Aug. 5, 45 volunteers joined Dakota County Parks staff and the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum for the County’s first MycoBlitz, an event to document and collect specimens of fungi in Lebanon…

Erie’s mushroom kingdom: exotic mushrooms abound

Easy to identify, tasty wild mushrooms in this region include the ever-coveted springtime morels.ERIE, Pa. — Pennsylvania is far and away the largest producer of mushrooms in the U.S., mostly the white “button” variety, grown on 68 farms mostly in the Philadelphia region. That’s been true for generations. Now, for many reasons – Americans’ widening interest for food grown and…