Mushrooms-what appear to be turkey tails (Trametes versicolor)-grow wildly at the base of trees in the Appalachian Mountains. (Abē Levine)

Mingling with Mushrooms 

By Abē R. Levine

People seek out mushrooms for sustenance, for medicine, and even for guidance. Mushrooms also find people in times of need. The ways humans and fungi intermingle reveal how symbiotic bonds form between animals that walk and the earth.

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