funky fungi glow
nature’s unsung recyclers
harbingers of life
Fungi are endlessly fascinating to me. I love the variety of colors, shapes, textures, and habitats they occupy (from the desert to the deep sea.) Did you know they have their own kingdom, separate from plants or animals? Scientists estimate there are 2-4 million species even though only 120,000 have been identified. Their principal function is to break down organic matter and recycle nutrients for plants, trees, insects, and ecosystems. Scientists have great hope for fungi. They have been shown to be able to digest oil, trash, plastics, and more. They might help us find new medicines, foods, mitigate climate change, and reduce pollution. If you want to learn more about fungi, explore this Wikipedia article.
May your month be full of freaky fun and fantastic fungi. 🍄