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Sunday, April 24, 2011

These mushrooms were found by Hunter, Levi and Wyatt Adams in Bowling Green. They found 70 total April 23, 2011.

Brazil resident James Jones found these mushrooms and more on a hunt recently.
Debi Emrick discovered 3-pounds of mushrooms, including this large one, near West Terre Haute.

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Every year you can google at least one case of someone having to get a liver transplant from eating the wrong type of mushroom. Now one out of all the people who pick and eat them is low I admit, but why take the chance? They are full of bugs and not nearly as tasty as portabellos...

Yes I tried one once when we first moved here 16 years ago against my better judgement. Just cannot see what the huge draw is to risk death. Proof I guess that I will never truly be a hoosier no matter how long I live in Indiana. Meanwhile mushrooms are left for the raccoons and rabbits in our yard this year as the horses won't even touch them....Maybe they realize that they don't have the liver transplant option? Or maybe these are the poisonous ones and the horses know the difference?? Hmm, they must be hoosiers.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Mon, Apr 25, 2011, at 10:21 AM

Just like portabellos, MORELs are safe for human consumption. If I had to guess, I'd say that more Brazilians have been diagnosed with Cancer than liver transplants from eating local morel mushrooms.

Hoosiers know the difference between the poisonous sponges and morels. ; ) I don't particularly care for their flavor either (as none I've tasted have a flavor), but I sure enjoy hunting them.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Apr 25, 2011, at 10:44 AM

We travel 'n risk our lives everyday on the hiways! Prefer to risk death eating tasty mushrooms for which we r personally responsible, rather than taking a chance dealing with a totally strange driver we face! Enjoying these tasty morsels of nature during the 83 yrs of my life have been fantastic!

-- Posted by toats on Mon, Apr 25, 2011, at 12:31 PM

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