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Rains bring on bumper crop, but wise just to admire 'em

Rains bring on bumper crop, but wise just to admire 'em

The monsoon season was wet in the Catalinas this year, ideal conditions for Xeromphalina campanella.

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Rains bring on bumper crop, but wise just to admire 'em

Rains bring on bumper crop, but wise just to admire 'em

Two types of mushrooms cling to a tree along the Aspen Draw Trail, including the green turkey tail species at right.

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Rains bring on bumper crop, but wise just to admire 'em

Rains bring on bumper crop, but wise just to admire 'em

Mushrooms such as this one, of the Agaricus genus, are popping up in the Catalinas.

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Rains bring on bumper crop of mushrooms, but wise just to admire 'em

Rains bring on bumper crop of mushrooms, but wise just to admire 'em

Drenching monsoon rains have brought a bumper crop of mushrooms to mountain forests around Tucson - a boon for fungi fanciers but a poison peril for anyone who bites into a toxic species.

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