Fungi in the Forest

We’ve been watching the mushrooms spring up everywhere this autumn!

Fungi are vital to all life in the forest and beyond. They form a web of connection within the soil, linking trees and plants by their roots and helping in the exchange of nutrients. They break down organic matter like old leaves and sticks and make them available as food for plants. Mushrooms also provide us with food and medicines.

So next time you go to the woods have a look out for the mushrooms in all their variety of strange and fascinating forms and think about all they do for us.

Extract from The Children’s Forest.