9 fantastic facts about mushrooms

Those funky looking fungi you see you growing on the floor of the forest around your cottage can often be overlooked in their complexity as an organism and the greater function they serve in the ecosystem. Mushroom hunting, for collection or observation, is a hobby enjoyed by many outdoor enthusiasts.

With over 10,000 different known species in North America, and countless more undiscovered, the variation between the species and their individual abilities are staggering, but these are the facts that you may not have known about the mighty fungus.

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