How To Find Mushrooms In Dry Weather

Any forager will tell you that mushrooms are abundant when rainfall is plentiful.

The reason for this correlation is simple:  fungi love water.

Nearly every stage in the life cycle of a fungus requires water — from spore germination, to nutrient uptake, to reproduction, to spore dispersal.

But water isn’t always plentiful.  Sometimes it’s scarce.  During prolonged absences of rain, many foragers have difficulty finding mushrooms.

I count myself as someone who finds fewer fungi during dry spells, but I’ve also learned how to improve my chances of finding at least a few prized mushrooms when rain is scarce.

In the following video, I share 5 tips that will help you find mushrooms in dry weather.

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