Little mushroom magic so far this year in Latvia

This season is atypical for Latvian mushroomers, the Latvian Natural History Museum mycologist Diāna Meiere told LSM on July 27.

According to her, she does not remember a year where she wouldn't have seen a single chanterelle until mid-July. 

“So dry for so long in the first half of the summer – I don't remember when this would have happened. It has never been that I haven't seen any chanterelles until mid-July, because usually something has already grown before Midsummer [..], but at the moment the forest is still quite empty,” she said.

Last summer, although it was dry and hot, the drought was more pronounced in July and August, but the first wave of mushrooms had already grown at the beginning of the summer.

“It may be that with good rain the mycelium will drink some and we'll have a very good mushroom season, it can never be predicted,” the specialist acknowledged.

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