Stories tagged: mushrooms
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 5 P.M.
Heavy rains lead to wild mushrooms popping up across the Inland Northwest
As the Inland Northwest experienced one of its wettest months on record in October, the microorganisms underneath our feet quietly worked on setting records of their own. In lawns, backyards …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016, 6:31 A.M.
Scientist studying mushrooms’ ability to protect Spokane River from PCBs
A research project funded by the city of Spokane is looking at whether mushrooms could help clean up PCBs from stormwater before it gets into the Spokane River.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 4 A.M.
Recovery is slow for families affected by Carpenter Road fire in 2015
With another fire season looming, families in Stevens County are still trying to recover from last summer’s devastating Carpenter Road wildfire.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 7 P.M.
Landers: Most forest recreation areas open for holiday with some restrictions
Most of the region’s public lands campgrounds are opening just in time for the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial opening of the camping season. However, some roads and trails …
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 8:30 A.M.
Morel mushroom hunters head to areas burned by wildfires
From flames come fungi. That means morel mushroom hunters are checking maps outlining last year’s many Northwest wildfires before heading into forests this month.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
Expected bumper crop of mushrooms spells new rules, permits
Inland Northwest national forests swept by 2015 wildfires are gearing up with rules, permits and educational pamphlets as officials expect a spring rush of mushroom gatherers. A bumper crop of …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015
Strengths of spinach stand out as adult
Slimy and swampy, with an aftertaste like the smell of the inside of a funky old tin cup – that’s my childhood recollection of sautéed spinach. Good thing palates change.
THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014
Recent Inland Northwest weather perfect for mushrooms
The long fall and recent rains have been perfect for mushrooms. They have been popping up everywhere. There are thousands of mushrooms, or technically fungi, found in nature. They have …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014
Off road, up an incline, in some shady, pine needle-covered place along the outer edges of the Coeur d’Alene National Forest, there’s edible gold. It pushes through the duff on …
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
Mushroom season nears; officials offer advice for hunters
WENATCHEE – Grab your baskets, it’s nearly mushroom-picking time! An abundance of morel mushrooms and their pickers are expected to pop up in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest within the month. …
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2012
Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips
VAIL, Colo. – Mushroom hunting has never been as easy – or comfortable – as this. For $200 a person, the Four Seasons Resort Vail is sending out guided expeditions …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2012
Searchers locate mushroom pickers
PORTLAND – A family of three huddled on the edge of an old-growth Oregon forest for six days, lost and cold, unable to signal search helicopters flying low and slow …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2011
Northeast harvests mushroom boom
PORTLAND, Maine — The tropical storms that drenched the Northeast this year left an unexpected bounty: Thousands of mushrooms have sprung up on some lawns, and foragers have filled bags …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011
Fall high time for fungi foray
SEATTLE – Fall opens the door to all kinds of outdoor opportunities, and mushroom foraging in the woods is a top contender. As the first heavy rainfalls of autumn arrive …
THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010
Perfect conditions for mushrooms
This has been the year for mushrooms. Homeowners have had them popping up all over yards and gardens and have been flooding garden centers and the Master Gardener Plant Clinic …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010
Portobello makes great veggie burger
Whenever the word “veggie” modifies “burger,” many people taste skepticism more than anything else. While it’s true that many veggie burgers are nothing more than mushy patties of ground-up produce, …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2009
Foraging for fungi
Pale yellow chanterelles, fragrant anise mushrooms, distinctive coral fungi and thousands of other species have been prized for centuries. In China, mushrooms have been used in cooking and medicinally for …