While many of us now get the majority of our food from the store, way, way, way, way, way back in the day we had to hunt and gather our food. Our survival depended on our ability to recognize different food sources and remember where they were located. This recognition involves a search image, an image or pattern we hold in our heads in order to find something. Ever read Where’s Waldo? Your hours of searching for Waldo and his striped and bifocaled friends were perfect practice with search images!
For spring mushroom hunters, the ultimate search image is a small, elusive, waffley textured mushroom called the morel.
Put your search image skills to the test! How many morels can you spot in this photo?
Photos by Sarah Burstein.