Mushroom hunting is best after a lot of rain

This story was originally published in July 2021.

Water-sprinkled ferns and grasses lined the dirt road. I breathed in the misty morning air, cool after two days of rain. Overhead, a squirrel jumped from branch to branch, shaking drops of water that fell in waves.

“Watch for fungus,” I told my dog, Juno, as we dodged a squirrel-induced spray.