About This Project

The project that ultimately led to the development of this web site came about as a result of funding provided to Dr. Steve Stephenson (University of Arkansas) through cooperative agreement (No. H3992050001) from the National Park Service. The purpose of this initial project was to obtain baseline data on the macrofungi of four National Capital Region (NCR) parks (Antietam National Battlefield, Catoctin Mountain Park, C&O Canal National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park), with primary emphasis being placed on the on the true morels (genus Morchella). ( Click all following images to enlarge )

Morels Web Site