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    Debra Chase of Lebanon examines a reishi mushroom, known for medicinal uses such as boosting the immune system, growing on an old tree along the Perimeter Trail during a mushroom foraging walk led by the Great Works Regional Land Trust at Negutaquet Conservation Area in North Berwick.

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    Little brown mushrooms, also known as LBM's, grow on the forest floor at Negutaquet Conservation Area.

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    A poisonous puffball mushroom growing on a mossy log.

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    Philippa Stratton of Cape Neddick inhales the scent of an organic oyster mushroom provided by Mousam Valley Mushrooms in Springvale.

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    The foraging walk educated participants about edible mushrooms and where to find them.

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    Norma Lamb, left, of Kennebunkport, and Jennie Lord, right, of Moody watch as Allyn Lamb photographs a turkey tail mushroom.

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    Emily Sharood of Mousam Valley Mushrooms in Springvale carries a basket of tools for mushroom foraging. Emily and her family were invited on the walk to share their knowledge of mushrooms.

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    Bright yellow "Chicken of the Woods" mushrooms, named because they are edible and taste like chicken, grow high atop an old tree at Negutaquet Conservation Area.

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    Andrew Proulx of Wells takes a closer look at birch polypore mushrooms, known for their medicinal qualities.

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    A group of about 25 people hiked the Perimeter Trail at Negutaquet Conservation Area in North Berwick in search of mushrooms.

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