nature’s clean-up crew
decompose, connect, and feed
These are a few of the many mushrooms that I’ve discovered during my hiking forays through the local parks and woods. Here are a few more fun facts about our fungal friends from Dr. Robert Fogel and Patricia Rogers of the Utah State University biology department.
Mushrooms come in many sizes, colors, and shapes including caterpillars, coral, algae, slime, and puffballs.
Fungi are used to modify food, fuels, and waste.
Fungi can be used as animal terminators, destroying unwanted pests.
Lichens are a symbiotic partnership between a fungus and an alga.
What fun fungi have you encountered?