Are Fungi the Earth’s Natural Internet?

“I believe that mycelium is the neurological network of nature. Interlacing mosaics of mycelium infuse habitats with information-sharing membranes. These membranes are aware, react to change, and collectively have the long-term health of the host environment in mind. The mycelium stays in constant molecular communication with its environment, devising diverse enzymatic and chemical responses to complex challenges.” — Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World Continue reading

Mass Extinction Underway But Fungi Can Help!

Not since 66 million years ago has the Earth seen such a rapid mass exodus of species, only this time the extinction event is human caused. Could fungi help to lessen the impact of this harrowing event?  Continue reading