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Wet Rot

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Fungi, along with bacteria, are nature’s “recyclers”,  playing a vital role in the ecosystem by reducing complex organic matter into simple compounds which can then re-enter the food chain. These organisms, neither a true plant or true animal, fall into … Continue reading

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Snow Plant

I was so excited when I found a snow plant (Sarcodes sanguinea). This striking early spring wildflower is found peeking out from the deep humus of shady conifer forests in the mountains of California, southern Oregon and Nevada. It flowers as … Continue reading

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