Fabulous funky fungi

We often walk by without a second glance at a vital part of our ecosystem but what belonging to Landcare has shown us, there’s so much we still have to learn.

Fungi is its own kingdom, being neither plant nor animal. Carbon nutrition is obtained by sitting in their own food source, they secrete enzymes that break down complex organic compounds and absorb them as simple sugars.

These photos were taken on Tambo Bluff.

If this has sparked an interest, checkout ecologist Alison Pouliot’s ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’.

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