The Fungus Among Us

I have always found mushrooms fascinating life forms. Not plant, not animal yet vitally important for the health of both plants and animals. However, they are a bugger to photograph yet I never stop trying.

Paul Stamets wrote a great book on Fungus call Mycellium running and delivered this inserting TED talk several years ago:

12 thoughts on “The Fungus Among Us

  1. I never tire of shroom shots. Beautiful, Mike. Teaching a soil unit to 8 elementary school classes, the fabulous fungus is our garden mascot!! Any ‘work’ we do in the gardens is to promote growth of this amazing organism, which in turn promotes healthy veggies. But really, dirt play is hardly work.

    If you haven’t heard of Suzanne Simard, check out her TED Talk as well, which has a different perspective than— yet complementary to — Stamets.

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