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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: Fungi Season

Close-up of white shelf fungus growing on a dark piece of wood
Erik Lysøe [via Flickr]

Three and a half inches of rain. That's well ahead of a normal June, and all of that rain has led to a spring of great growth.

"It is just a delight to walk in the woods at this time," says Larry Weber. The blossoms are progressing on the trees and the berry bushes are beginning to bloom as well. Thimbleberry and wild rose are among some of the plants adding color to the landscape.

Growths of fungi are fruitful as well. Coral Fungus, Oyster Fungus, Chicken of the Woods and other fungi are sprouting up largely due to the heavy amount of precipitation that has fallen in the Northland.

Larry's eyes are also open to butterflies, dragonflies, and turtles as the spring days inevitably turn into summer.

You can hear Backyard Almanac every Friday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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