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Morel mushroom search tips

morel mushrooms/Cindy Hadish

Morel mushrooms, the elusive delicacies found during springtime in wooded areas, are already being discovered in Iowa, as well as neighboring Nebraska and other states. The proper amount of moisture and soil temperature allows the spongelike mushrooms to “pop,” and that combination appears to be just right as of early April in some areas. Learn […]

A lost morel season?

morel mushrooms/Cindy Hadish

Iowa may have one of its most fleeting morel seasons this year. With winter weather lingering well into late April, soil temperatures in the state have only recently been favorable to see the rare delicacies “pop.” Experts say soil at 50 to 54 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for morels to make an appearance, and almost […]

Houby Days 2017 photo gallery

Houby Days 2017 photo gallery

CEDAR RAPIDS – It literally rained on our parade at this year’s Houby Days in Czech Village, but the annual festival offered many bright spots, as well. For those most interested in the event’s namesake mushrooms, winners were announced in the morel contest: Team TMT (Tom Slade, Morgan Driscoll and Tyson Gosnell) won both the […]