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Revised Date: 
Thu, 01/16/2014

There’s a fungus among us and, boy, does it taste good. In mid-April, mouthwatering morel mushrooms begin popping up on forest floors throughout Missouri. Searching for them is Mother Nature’s version of an Easter egg hunt. A word of warning, though: Make sure it’s morels that you pick. If you eat the wrong mushroom, you’ll get sick. Always check with an adult and a good field guide before eating any wild mushroom. For more on fungus foraging, visit the Conservation Department's mushrooming website.