Latvians Just Wanna Have Fungi

The hottest news of the year for avid mushroomers (read: Latvians) has arrived: namely, there are mushrooms in the forests, mycologist Inita Dāniele told newswire LETA on July 5.

The main condition for fungi to emerge is humidity, and with the historically driest May and second-driest June, there has not exactly been much of that. 

However, there has been rain over the past few days across Latvia, especially in Kurzeme and Vidzeme regions, and this is where mushrooms have been observed, even the first chanterelles.

The weather forecast for the coming weeks could be fungus-friendly, added the mycologist. So if you're hoping for an uninterrupted walk through the forest, your chances could be slim as you are more than likely to encounter rubber-booted creatures with buckets, baskets, and dull knives.

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