• Why Do Mushrooms Appear Overnight?

    1 month ago - By Gurney Journey

    One puzzling characteristic of mushrooms is how they're able to pop up overnight, apparently fully formed. Ivan Shishkin, Amanita 1879 To understand how that happens, it's important to recognize first that mushrooms aren't the whole organism. They're just the fruiting bodies of extensive networks known as mycelia. As fungus expert Merlin Sheldrake explains in his new book Entangled Life , "When you look at mushrooms, you're looking at fruit. Imagine bunches of grapes growing out of the ground in their place. Then imagine the vine that produced them, twisting and branching below the surface...
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