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Previously Unknown Mushroom Found In Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

Scot Loring
The mushroom of the year in the monument.

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.  

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