morel mushroom
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North Carolina has legalized the sale of wild mushrooms to restaurants, with some caveats.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the state this year reversed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health's 2009 prohibition on selling wild-gathered mushrooms unless they were gathered or inspected by an approved mushroom-identification expert.

Mock Oyster Mushrooms
E.J. Dwigans /

For E.J. Dwigans, the intersection of nature and photography is where he most likes to be.

"My favorite place to take photos is the forest, any forest," said Dwigans, 26, of Brevard. "There are so many hidden facets of nature that many people never get the opportunity to see."

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