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A mushroom hunter studies L.A.'s little ecological aides

A mushroom hunter studies L.A.'s little ecological aides

Recent rains mean amateur and professional mycologists in Southern California can head outdoors again with renewed enthusiasm. Mushroom expert Gary Lincoff, a longtime teacher of plant studies at the New York Botanical Garden and author of books including "The Complete Mushroom Hunter" and "The Joy of Foraging," is scheduled to visit L.A. in February to talk about the fungi at a couple of events. He recently spoke to us by phone from his home in Manhattan. What are the outstanding mycological aspects of the L.A. area? There's much more diversity up north. But what makes the L.A. area special is, because it's arid, every single mushroom you find is special....

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