Fungi!

On a walk in the forest in November I enjoyed looking closely at all the wierd and wonderful fungi and mushrooms!

Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi (a fungus may be the largest living organism on earth) which make a big network of communication with other organisms. Fungi seek out resources such as wood to decompose so they can grow.

What did one fungus say to the other fungus? "Wood you like to join me for dinner?"

Scientists are looking into how we can use fungi grown in labs as a sustainable material, such as for insulation in buildings.

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