Love it or hate it, you have to admit there's a lot of biological diversity in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. And it's still being discovered.
A recent journey into the monument's Soda Mountain Wilderness to look for rare plants turned up a rare mushroom instead. It was a kind no one had ever reported seeing before.
Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument announced the finding.
Scot Loring, the discoverer, tells us about the find with Shannon Browne, the lone staffer at the Friends group.