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Hunt for Wild Mushrooms

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

There’s magic in wild mushrooms, not of the sort that makes things disappear, but instead the kind that opens your eyes to worlds you once missed.

A Beginners Guide to Foraging for Wild Mushrooms


A beginner's guide to foraging for wild mushrooms and the world of fungi, including gilled, boletes, corals, cup fungi, polypores, puffballs and earthstars, stinkhorns, and tooth fungi. Originally published as "Celebrating the Wild Mushrooms" March/April 1987 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Homesteader Perspectives on Snow

By Bruce McElmurray

Snow can be appreciated if we take time to stop and enjoy it. For a homestead in the mountains, snow offers benefits and hazards.

Read 'Grow Wild' and Learn to Move More

By Sheryl Campbell, The Lazy Farmer

It's time to get moving again - our bodies and our health demand it! Learn simple action steps to change your habits and environment that naturally encourage you and your children to move more.


Photos from the Field: Monarch Pauses on Echinacea Flower


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New National Park and Preserve

By Amanda Sorell

This Green Gazette includes updates on a new designated national park, a report on diversity in American farms, sweet potato biodiversity, and more.

Discovering Nature and Wildlife With a Trail Camera

By Les Davenport

Hunters and non-hunters alike can get true enjoyment observing the movement and interactions of wildlife with the use of a trail camera. But buyers beware! Originally published in November of 2014

Create Wildlife Habitat

By John Rockhold

Learn how to make your yard a haven for all kinds of critters.

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