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Review: Mushrooms are new superheroes in documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’

Director Louie Schwartzberg, with the aid of gorgeous time-lapse photography and mycophilic talking heads including Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone and Andrew Weil, covers a lot of ground – pun intended …

Gardening: Conditions just right for mushrooms

So I went to the dentist last week for a checkup.

Down the rabbit hole: Denver decriminalizes ‘magic mushrooms’ – a type that grows wild in Washington

In a vote surprising to many, Denver chose Wednesday to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms – the same kind coined “magic mushroom” because of its hallucinogen psilocybin that grow wild throughout Washington.

The mushroom dream of a ‘long-haired hippie’ could help save the world’s bees

The epiphany that mushrooms could help save the world’s ailing bee colonies struck Paul Stamets while he was in bed.

Morel mushroom harvesting permits go on sale

Morel mushroom permits will go on sale May for commercial harvesting of mushrooms in the Jolly Mountain fire area, according to a news release from the Okanogon-Wenatchee National Forest.

Canadian firm plans Oregon mushroom farm; 200 jobs projected

Officials of Farmers Fresh Mushrooms were not looking to expand beyond Canada, but as the saying goes, one thing led to another, and now they are looking to start up …

Huckleberries: When the sting of Tequila provides relief

Pecky Cox, of Priest Lake, hunts mushrooms alone. Mushroomers are like huckleberry pickers.

Mushrooms could help breakdown PCBs, according to research funded by Spokane’s wastewater system

A city-funded study to see whether fungi can break down persistent industrial pollutants before they enter the Spokane River has come back with a resounding “maybe.”

Dorothy Dean presents: Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

The filling is fun to tinker with, as you can switch out the bacon for crab or add some chopped jalapeños or Tabasco for heat.

UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

Learn about growing mushrooms and more

The University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Department of Lands are hosting Growing Forest Mushrooms and Forest Edibles workshops.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

Mushroom mission

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …