April Madness, Part 2: There's a Very Delicious Fungus Among Us
Last week, I directed your attention to the April phenomenon of mud-staring. This week we will look at another strange behavior usually seen in April. Have you ever seen people furtively walking around outside carrying gunny sacks and staring at the ground? No, they’re not snipe-hunting. They are looking for fungus: a very delicious fungus that can sell for $50 per pound or more!
One of my favorite times of year is spring time. Everything in nature is coming alive and this is the time I always go on a hunt looking for the Morel mushroom. You can bread them or fry them. You can put them into sauces, or a nice green salad.
Every spring, ordinary people become hardcore hunters. The hunt is not for animals but for the morel mushroom. I am guilty of turning into one of those intense and serious mushroom hunters. The # 1 rule of mushroom hunting is that you never disclose your hunting ground. Your personal mushroom, hunting spots are sacred. The #2 rule is to never poach on someone else’s hunting ground. If ever a manual is written about this most serious activity, this rule would be at the top of the list.