Coffs Botanic Gardens, a treasure
And its fungi time. A friend in Switzerland sent us this new release, ‘Underground Lovers: Encounters with fungi’, Alison Pouliot, UNSW Press. Well worth getting.
‘After centuries of fear and disdain, mushrooms are having their moment. From sci-fi smash hits to drug trials, an emerging league of mycophiles are bringing fungi out of the shadows.’
Alison Pouliot, ‘The fungal awakening’: how we came to love (and fear) fungi’, Guardian, 19 Mar 2023
‘Fungi is a whole another kingdom equal if not greater than in diversity than both the plants and animals. DNA studies show that there are thousands of different fungi in a single sample of soil, many of which are unknown and hidden – so-called ‘dark taxa’. BBC, ‘The secret life of fungi: Ten fascinating facts’, 12 September, 2018.