By Amber Veverka Along Charlotte’s McAlpine Creek Greenway, spring has brought shy creatures out into the open, filled the air with frog song, and dappled the woods with ephemeral blooms. Umbrella-like mayapples wave beneath hickory trees and Eastern box turtles rest in the sunshine.
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By Amber Veverka Gardening season may seem like ages away, but for one crop, winter is the ideal season to get started. This is the time to launch your own backyard mushroom garden – a project that requires little more than shade, water and time. Several easy-to-grow mushroom species need to grow on [...]
By Amber Veverka The Charlotte area’s heavy rains plus cooler weather have brought on a flush of wild mushrooms in lawns and woods. Yards heavy in mulch produce the most mushrooms, as they feed off the decaying wood chips and other rotting matter such as lawn thatch. Most mushrooms cause no harm to the [...]
If you live in the Charlotte, N.C. area, it’s time to be watching the green edges of the woods or fields for morels, Morchella esculenta, the prince of wild mushrooms. Morels are so precious some mushroom hunters won’t even tell their own families where they nabbed their finds. For the novices, this is not a tricky [...]