Mushroom expert speaks as part of Science Behind Series

Mushroom expert speaks as part of Science Behind Series
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By Melanie Wong

AVON — It’s easy to take in the grand vistas and exquisite scenery of the valley, but often people pass over the smaller features of the dynamic environment. Hiding just underfoot nearly everywhere we go is a complex and fascinating organism that has lived on this planet for millions of years. Long before trees shaded the slopes, mushrooms occupied and enhanced Earth’s changing landscapes. Not only do these ancient fungi form symbiotic relationships with countless plant species, many of them provide nutrition for humans and wildlife alike. Harvesting wild mushrooms is an activity that takes time and patience. Knowing which …

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