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A Story with a Morel

I know only two things about morels for certain. More

Amanita (Unknown Species)

Photo of an unknown amanita mushroom with a yellow cap
Eating only a tiny amount of a poisonous amanita species can be deadly. Experienced mushroom hunters avoid amanitas for this reason. Identification can be difficult. Don't eat any parasol-shaped mushrooms with white gills. Several experienced mushroom hunters asked to identify the one in this picture cannot say for sure what it is. More

Amanitas

Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red
Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
This large group of mushrooms accounts for 90 percent of mushroom-related deaths, so every mushroom hunter should be familiar with amanitas. They contain one of the deadliest poisons found in nature! More

Artist Conk

Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side
Ganoderma applanatum
The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. More

Artist Conk

Photo of an artist conk, a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket fungus
The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. More

Artist Conk

Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side
Artist conks grow singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. This species takes nourishment from rotting wood or as a parasite on living wood. More

Artist Conk

Photo of artist conk, a woody, tan bracket fungus, shown from top
Artist conks can be seen year-round. The cap is shelflike, semicircular, and brown to grayish black. The texture is woody and they can be warty or zoned. They are very hard and are not shiny. More

Ash Tree Bolete

Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores
Boletinellus merulioides
The ash tree bolete is a pored mushroom with a brownish, wavy cap, an off-center stalk, and clearly defined pores. It grows scattered on the ground near ash trees. More

Ash Tree Bolete

Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores
The ash tree bolete is a pored mushroom with a brownish, wavy cap, an off-center stalk, and clearly defined pores. It grows scattered on the ground near ash trees. More

Back Cover

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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. More