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Morel Hunt June 16, 2007  
 First spring after the 2006 Tripod area fire
 Loup Loup, Okanogan, Northern Cascades, Washington State - USA
Looking from Beaver Mountain East onto the main chain of the North Cascades. Burned Lodgepole pines (Pinus contorta) and Ponderosa pines (Pinus ponderosa) in foreground.
Photo: Looking from Beaver Mountain, Okanogan National Forest, Northern Cascades, Washington State, 1550m (5200 ft), June 16, 2007  © Daniel Winkler
A black burn morel, since April 2012 described as Morchella anthracophila Clowez et D.Winkler, is growing right next to a piece of wood charred during the 2006 60,000 acres (242 sq km) tripod area fire. Interestingly it seems that fire morels need higher temperatures  to fruit than regular morels.  
Photo: Beaver Mountain, Okanogan National Forest, Northern Cascades, Washington State, 1710m (5600 ft), June 16, 2007 © Daniel Winkler
Photo: Beaver Mountain, Okanogan National Forest, Northern Cascades, Washington State,1710m (5600 ft), June 16, 2007 © Daniel Winkler
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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