The good, the bad, and the fungi
Every autumn and winter I head out to some of Victoria’s great national parks to search for fungi. What started as a relaxed stroll in the …
The largest organism on Earth is not what you’d imagine
Is it an elephant? A blue whale? A giant sequoia tree? Of course not- it’s a humongous fungus! The Honey mushroom (Armillaria solidipes) is quite possibly …
Tree Talk: the language of the forests and what we can learn from it.
Trees have been found to talk with each other using a complex network of underground fungi, and we’ve been using this knowledge for new technologies. But …
So, you adopted some lichen?
Caring for your lichen. Unsure how to best look after your new pet? Whilst these diverse organisms love light and moisture, they can grow just about …
The Revelations of Dust
From mites to murder, dust can reveal many things. I’m not a fan of dust. I’m allergic to it – it gives me a runny nose, …
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