Mushrooms


Spring 2015: “The Mysterious Morel” sneak peek!

Posted on March 5th, by admin in Magazine, Outdoors. 2 comments

The Mysterious Morel
Where the beloved mushrooms grow – and how to find them

This time every year, Logan Martin sees an influx of visitors to state parks and wildlife areas.

But many of those Southeast Kansans aren’t out to simply relax and enjoy the scenery: Hundreds are actually on the hunt for the prized – and mysterious – morel mushroom.

“There might not be as many morel hunters as there are people chasing game or fish, but there’s almost always a lot of locals out looking in early spring,” says Martin, a bio-technician with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Pittsburg office. “Usually we can tell when the morels are starting to pop up because we’ll see the same pick-ups parked out there every year.”

What makes the morel so sought-after? For one, as many hunters will tell you, it’s delicious – … Read More »