Friday, January 22, 2016

Wild Chanterelles

Mushrooms are like icebergs.  They are a small sign of a vast underground network.

These fruiting bodies rely on extensive branches of thread like hyphae to absorb nutrients.  This network of hyphae is very difficult to picture. It's presence and the functions it performs mean the soil is robust and very healthy.

At Wildwood, Chanterelles have popped up under the heritage oaks.  They like a deep leafy layer of oak leaves so we only rake the aisles at the nursery. 

The Chanterelles are one of many signs that Wildwood is a thriving ecosystem!

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