Colorful and unique, fungi (especially mushrooms) have always struck me as the quirky flowers of dark forests.  The small cluster or single mushroom sitting above the earth’s surface is only the tiniest sample (often referred to as the “fruiting body”) of a vast mycelium network which can cover miles of space, underground.  This network provides a vital chain of communication, through which trees warn each other of such dangers as pest infestations and resource shortages from across the forest.  Mushrooms only emerge when the conditions are right for the mycelium to attempt at reproducing.  Not only are these magical creatures vital for the health of their forest homes, but certain mushrooms are now being touted as a cure for cancer, PTSD, and depression.  In this album, you will find some dramatic examples of the magical fungus kingdom!