Tag Archives: mushrooms

The singular fact of the month: Insolita Emilia Romagna

The magazine Courrier International translated an article written by Francesco Dradi from the recently created Italian newspaper Domani, “Assalto ai porcini, il bene comune dei boschi vittima del business”, which goes off the beaten track. This enlightening piece of writing tackles an allegedly unusual dispute over territory in the Apennines mountains, located in the Italian […]

Because of fungi

Molds, yeasts, rusts, smuts, bunts, toadstools, puffballs, stinkhorns, polypores… They can be venomous and even deadly. Or delicious and unbelievable healthy. But what do we really know about these extraordinary creatures and their business on this planet? Let’s spend a moment imagining that. If you think about fungi, probably the first thing that pops into […]

The Wood Wide Web … How trees communicate

A forest is a highly complex symbiotic community made up from plants, animals, bacteria and fungi that is yet hardly understood by humans. Did you know that trees are, just like humans, very social beings? And did you know, that trees actually talk to each other? Well – they don’t really talk, like the walking […]