Rain & Autumn = fungi
It is estimated there are about 1.5 million species of fungi.
A pinch of fertile soil may contain over 30,000 protozoa, 50,000 algae, 400,000 fungi, and billions of individual bacteria.
Fungi are vital for the health of most plants, including crops, through the development of mycorrhizal associations.
Fungi are the supreme decomposers.
The decomposition of organic compounds is nearly all accomplished by bacteria and fungi.
The most famous antibiotic drug is derived from a common fungus called Penicillium.
Without fungi we would be buried under metres of dead plant and animal remains.