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If you want to hunt for wild mushrooms but don't know where to start, the Wall Street Journal shares some advice on how to hunt for morels. Garrett Todd, a mushroom forager in Michigan, says to take your time by using your fovea, the tiny part of the eye responsible for sharp central vision. "An expert rule of thumb for morel hunting is for every one minute you walk, you should stand and look for the mushroom for six,” says Todd. Other tips include what flowers to look for as indications of morel season, and what trees they tend to grow near.

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