David Rust searches for fungi during an annual mycoblitz—an effort to document every species of mushroom growing in the Point Reyes National Seashore. He and his wife, Debbie Viess, founded the Bay Area Mycological Society 2006; every year they lead excursions with budding mycophiles, such as the Light’s own Christopher Peak. David Briggs
Debbie Viess’s hair fell across her face as she crouched over a trio of fat mushrooms. She put down her cup of coffee and uprooted the fungi with her buck knife. “Guys, come look at this one! It’s a beauty!” she yelled. With each step in her direction, my boots seemed to sink into the earth

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