Mushroom Boom: Hobby records show climate-change boost

By Susan Milius, 15:56 PM April 15, 2008

Mushrooms in England are both popping up earlier and staying around longer than they used to, according to 50 years of amateur naturalists' records. Some species have changed their habits so drastically that they're reproducing twice in the same year.

"This is the first time anybody has bothered to look at how fungi are responding [to warming]," says Alan C. Gange of Royal Holloway, University of London. "The trends are dramatic."

He says that the inspiration for the study came from his father...

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