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Finding the Fungi

January 01, 2004 by Matthew Bettelheim

A good rain sends all manner of mushrooms pushing their way up from underground. Here are some of the places around the Bay Area where you can admire the beauty and diversity of these charismatic fungi.

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Why do mushrooms come in so many shapes and colors?

January 01, 2004 by Dr. Dennis E. Desjardin

In technical terms, mushrooms are the charismatic sexual reproductive structures of fungal individuals whose main body (fine, cobweb-like filaments called ...

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The Changing Nature of Joaquin Miller Park

October 01, 2001 by Rex Burress

Over 100 years ago, poet Joaquin Miller found a refuge in the Oakland hills. Today, thousands of residents from the cities below are doing likewise in the park that bears his name.

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Mushrooms and the Fungus Fair

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Most of us know mushrooms as culinary delicacies, but fungi have been used for everything from making paper and dyes ...

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