Morel of the Week: Southern Illinois

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Joe McFarland, co-author of Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois & Surrounding States, sent this one.

It’s Marjorie Martin, 94, of Carbondale, Ill., with some of the 30 morels she found in her yard last week.

I think there should be MOTW photos this week from around Chicago outdoors. If so, e-mail them to

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