Anna Marija Helt is a freelance writer and herbalist based in Durango, Colorado. A former research scientist, she’s worn many hats since leaving the lab bench. She covers a wide range of topics and has written for Sierra, Earth Island Journal, JSTOR Daily, Edible New Mexico, and Denver Westword. When not at the keyboard, she gardens, forages, gets humbled regularly in jiu jitsu, and tries not to crash her mountain bike.
Local mycologists suspect death caps—huge and abundant in the Bay Area—may be competing with chanterelles underground.
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