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Missouri Department of Conservation to host free mushroom hunting webinar April 21

As morels and other mushrooms grow, conservation officials want to give folks a leg up when it comes to hunting for them and what to look out for.

Missouri Department of Conservation will host a webinar from noon to 1 p.m. April 21 with scientist and mushroom expert Malissa Briggler.

The webinar will be a time to learn about varieties of edible mushrooms that can be found growing wild in the state, where to find them and how to prepare them.

"Also, get important information on how to identify and avoid the many poisonous kinds of Missouri mushrooms u2015 including the deadly False Morel," according to a MDC news release.