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Natural History of Morels

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Natural History of Morel Mushrooms

Summary: Morels are highly prised mushrooms that appear in the spring typically at wooded sites. Despite the high interest in collection of morels as a food delicacy, there have been very few scientific studies investigating the resource requirements or effects of harvest on morel populations.

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Previous work at the Fort Calhoun site related to the distribution of woody vegetation and other plants, paper.

Photo of early fruiting morel ascocarps near Missouri River at a study point.