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Tourists participate in a mushroom hunt in the middle of the forests of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul

Each step is taken carefully in the São Francisco de Paula, Serra Gaucha pine forest. Armed with wicker baskets, the tourists keep an eye on the ground, covered with dry leaves, searching for mushrooms.

Small elevations in the leaf litter can be an indication of the existence of a mushroom.

And looking at the edges of the forest helps in the search, recommends the biologist Jeferson Timm, who accompanies and guides visitors during the tour.

One of them is to know how to identify the species.

The mushroom hunt has been promoted for six years by Parador Hampel, owned . . .

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