Fungi are a unique branch in the tree of life, neither plants nor animals, yet playing many roles in ecosystems. Some are edible, some highly toxic, some sources of important drugs, while others can cause serious diseases in plants, animals and humans. Due to their lightweight spores, fungi can easily be distributed by wind, so even without inadvertent human introduction, fungi can easily self-introduce themselves to new locations. Featured here are a variety of native and introduced fungi from different locations in Marlborough, however this is only a small selection.
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