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Chris and Levena prepare mushrooms for the farmers market.

Chris and Levena prepare mushrooms for the farmers market. (View larger version)

Photograph by National Geographic Channels/ Jeremy Hall

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  • No two burls are ever alike.

  • Pacific madrones are able to withstand strong winds because of deep, spreading root systems.

  • Rain is necessary for a mushroom to fruit, but too much rain can make them soggy and less marketable.

  • Watch out for the Deadly Galerinas! These mushrooms can cause kidney and liver dysfunction, and possibly death.

  • Madrone trees can grow to 75 feet high.

  • Madrone trees can live for over 200 years.

  • American Eels are nocturnal and during the day will hide under rocks.

  • The male American Eel grows to about 2 feet long, while the female can grow to 3-5 feet long.

  • The shallow, slow moving water on mudflats allow nutrients to become trapped, creating some of the most productive marine habitats.

  • The bloodworm population has declined dramatically. In the mid 1900s, tides would yield about 4,000 worms, now the average tide yields about 550 worms.

1 comments
Albert Reyes
Albert Reyes

Those guys in the Thunder Wind airboat are poor sports, and are selfish, childish people. The rules has always been the first ones at the spot have first choice. Ruining someone else's hunt because they were late is pretty childish.