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‘Like an Easter egg hunt for adults’: Foraging for mushrooms on the forest floor

Brian Luther, PSMS’ identification chairman, takes a sniff of a mushroom as Frankie De Plater, 9, looks on.

This finicky season leaves us ruing the end of comfortable backpacking and dreaming of ski tips plowing through powder. An adventurous group finds a way to get out during this time of year: fungi hunters.

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