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The Interconnectedness of Nature: Truffles in the United States and Australia

In analyses of land management practices, people often focus on what we see above the ground as a sign of the health of the land. However, as scientists are discovering, and as I am coming to understand more and more in my research, what is below the ground is often just as important.

Shiitake Bloom - September 2006

Tags: fungi, Jim Laurie

After a dry summer in Maryland, we woke up one day with a major shiitake bloom. These mushrooms are very good to eat and were as much as 9 inches in diameter. These logs were inoculated two years before and had bloomed once before, about a year earlier. See also the bright red and yellow reshi mushrooms which were grown on a sawdust mixture. Reshi is an excellent immune system enhancer noted for helping AIDS victims.