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Fungus among us


With all the recent rain, the diversity and number of fungi – what most people call mushrooms – in the woods right now is outstanding. Even though most should NOT be eaten by humans, the seemingly endless variety of colors and shapes make this an ideal time for hunting them with your camera.

Role of the

Mighty Mushroom

Fungi are some of the most important organisms for life on this planet, both in terms of their ecological and economic roles. By breaking down dead organic material, fungi constantly cycle and recycle the limited supply of nutrients. In fact, most plants cannot grow with...

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