Wild mushrooms are mysterious lifeforms.
For instance: we still don't know WHY morel mushrooms bloom after a wildfire. What we do know is that morels pack a delicious punch.
They're a distinctive species, popular with foragers, foodies, and with Dr. C. Alina Cansler, a research ecologist at The University of Washington.
Dr. Cansler co-authored a study of morels published last month in Forest Ecology and Managment.
She joins the Exchange with findings.