April 14, 2014

Hungry For Money Facts

  • No two burls are 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 two feet long, while the female can grow to three to five 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.

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