Q: This year my parents have had foul-smelling, red-orange mushrooms with an egg-like base. I’m going to have my spring wedding reception at the house and I don’t want the smell to bother the guests. Any advice?
A: Stinkhorns are common in mulch when rain and warm weather coincide. Next spring, simply keep an eye on mulched areas near the festivities and stir it up, to dry it out, a couple of times in the week before the event.