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Wed., June 18, 2014, 5:49 p.m.

Fascinating funji delicate, pink; will it kill you?

A mushroom, apparently a coral mushroom, gathered near Priest Lake.  (Pecky Cox)
A mushroom, apparently a coral mushroom, gathered near Priest Lake. (Pecky Cox)

NATURE -- This week's damp June weather is a gift from God for mushroom gatherers, and Priest Lake is a hot spot for variety.

Indeed, Pecky Cox, producer of the everything-about-Priest Lake website, found this beauty in her neck of the woods on Wednesday.  Can you positively identify it? 

A coral mushroom?

"Would you ask you readers," she wrote. "It's not yellow like the other one. OK to eat? Smells like dirty socks the way it's supposed to... but pink-ish?"




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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