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Morel mushroom season hit with wild spri...

Morel mushroom hunters are holding out hope for finding the springtime delicacies, even after Iowa’s weather has fluctuated from summertime temperatures to winter-like snow within days. Related: Three Frozen Kings folklore A few counties in southern Iowa reported finding tiny morels or “micro-minis” as early as April 12, when the state experienced record or near-record […]

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 […]

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 […]