Mushrooms: The 'morel' of the Northwest post-wildfire story

World May 23, 2016

Mushrooms: The 'morel' of the Northwest post-wildfire story

From flames come fungi. That means mushroom hunters are checking maps outlining last year's many Northwest wildfires before heading into forests this month searching for the easily identifiable and woodsy-tasting morels. "It's going to be a good season for finding morel mushrooms, there's no doubt about ...

Fungi glow to attract creatures

World / Science & Health Mar 28, 2015

Fungi glow to attract creatures

If you think you see a glowing mushroom, you might not be having a psychedelic hallucination. Some mushrooms indeed are bioluminescent, including one that sprouts among decaying leaves at the base of young palm trees in Brazilian coconut forests. Scientists have long wondered what ...

Poisonous mushrooms sold at Shiga rest stop sicken two

National Sep 22, 2014

Poisonous mushrooms sold at Shiga rest stop sicken two

Poisonous mushrooms sold at a highway rest area in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, left at least two people with food poisoning, the Shiga Prefectural Government said. The vendor of the poisonous mushrooms, called "tsukiyotake" (moonlight mushrooms), mistook them as edible "hiratake" (oyster mushrooms), Shiga public health ...