Photo of the Day: Simple Beauty of Mushrooms

Blooming Mushrooms

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Mushrooms never cease to amaze. When we see mushrooms sprouting, we're actually only seeing the flower part of the plant, which is often a miniscule portion of the entire organism. Mushroom species are a vital part of an ecosystem, helping to breakdown matter and turn it into nutrients for the soil and plants. And when we do see evidence of the large network of fungus in the form of the mushroom cap, we are often taken aback by their simple beauty.

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