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A Punk Knot - Of Course!

One of the most interesting aspects of my job as Department ombudsman is that citizens will share with me unusual observations and objects from the natural world.

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A Story with a Morel

I know only two things about morels for certain.

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder.

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Basic Mushrooming

Safe, successful Missouri mushroom hunting begins with good identification skills and a basic understanding of when, where, and how mushrooms grow.

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photo of black trumpets, gray, funnel-shaped mushrooms

Black Trumpets

The upper surface texture of black trumpets can be smooth to rough and scaly.

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Chanterelle Recipes

Freshly picked chanterelles are the best to eat and can be used in many recipes.

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Photo of dead man's fingers, a column-shaped fungus, halved, showing white in it

Dead Man's Fingers (Halved)

Inside the dead man's fingers fungus, the flesh (that's what the stuff inside a mushroom is really called) is whitish and tough.

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Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses

Dead Man's Fingers (Mature)

Dead man’s fingers is a black, distorted, clublike or finger-shaped fungus with a wrinkled, charcoal-like surface.

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Photo of dead man's fingers, cluster of small gray clublike fungi on wood

Dead Man's Fingers (Young Specimens)

Dead man's fingers grows in clusters at the base of rotting deciduous trees and stumps. In spring, it may be covered with white, powdery spores that blacken as the mushroom matures.

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Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses

Dead Man’s Fingers

Xylaria polymorpha
Dead man’s fingers is a black, distorted, clublike or finger-shaped fungus with a wrinkled, charcoal-like surface. It grows in clusters at the base of rotting deciduous trees and stumps.

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