News Detective: Morel Hunt

Morel mushroom.
Morel mushroom.
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, www.forestryimages.org

Even if you don't like mushrooms or aren't particularly interested in studying them, there are still plenty of opportunities for appreciating the humble fungus. Morel mushroom hunting is one option.

The allure of morels has inspired Eldon Burow and Peter Leach to scour the woods of southern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin every spring for more than three decades. Leach has even written a book about morels, which ar...

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