Fungus among us
Crumb Trail is blogging that Alaska, and Canada's Yukon territory, could get a bumper crop of morel mushrooms in late spring. Morels come on like gangbusters in seared soils the year after a wildfire. Last year 6.5 million acres of the interior of Alaska burnt, with four of the largest 10 fires of 2004.
Morels make for some good eating, but if you pick them yourself be sure you know what you're picking.