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Species Spotlight: Common Ink Cap Mushroom

Why did everyone want to go to the party with the mushroom? Because he was a fun-guy!

I'm sorry.

Back to Species Spotlight after a break amid a hectic last week. Today we will look at Species Spotlight's first fungi, the common ink cap mushroom, which, fittingly, was the first observation posted to the page, courtesy of looghna_dainty_mac_bay from Hendersonville, Tennessee.

If any group of organisms can claim the status of "Unsung Heroes" it is definitely fungi. The world would be a very, very different place without them, and probably not one that we would want to live in, if us humans were even here in the first place! Fungi's role in nutrient cycling and as decomposers underpins every single ecosystem on Earth, and the ecosystems themselves largely exist thanks to fungi, with their mineral-mining capabilities leading the formation of soil and, consequently, large, leafy plants, almost all of which are supported by fungi in many other ways too! ...more ↓

Posted on September 17, 2021 16:42 by kieran-182 kieran-182 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Croeso i Wylio Gwyllt!
Welcome to Wild Watch!

Xplore! is a science centre in Wrecsam, Wales. Wild Watch is our very first citizen science project, and is specifically aimed at people new to citizen science and biological recording.

Throughout the course of the project we will be running several events with partner organisations, giving you the chance to explore ...more ↓

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