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Mushroom Hunting!

Mushroom Hunting!

It’s that time of year again… time to go mushroom hunting!


Morel mushrooms usually show up around April, though the season might extend into early May. The greatest time to look for morels is after the April showers have passed and the woods have had a  sufficient amount of rain to provide wet soil conditions.

Where to find them: 

Morel mushrooms are found all over North America, and Southernmost Illinois offers some excellent locations for hunting them. They are among dead elms, apple and ash trees, poplar trees, and a few other areas. They love rain and chilly evenings that are followed by warmer days.


Hunting mushrooms can turn into an enjoyable pastime given that it allows you to explore the local woods, wander beneath the trees, and take in the sights, sounds, and scents of the nature. Engaging in that interest allows you to completely detach yourself from your troubles and relieves tension. It allows you to take a moment away from technology and just have a good time in nature. Mushroom hunting is a fun way to spend time with your friends and your family. You can even turn the hunt into a competition if you are the competitive type. You and your friends and family can compete to see who can find the most or who can find the biggest mushroom!

Eat Up: 

There are many different ways to use the mushrooms that you find! Here are a couple of examples for you:


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I am a Senior this year. Initially, I took journalism because I didn't want to take English 4, but I love this class and how helps me stau up to date on everything going on in the school and the community. Plus, I got to write an article on my favorite subject, Taylor Swift!

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