Here’s another look at Andy MacKinnon’s Plants and Fungi presentation from March 5, 2017.
Plants and Fungi presentation by Andy MacKinnon (view the PDF)
Andy MacKinnon gave a captivating talk on Cool Plants & their Fungal Friends. Fungi use their vast network of mycorrhizae roots to gather and exchange minerals with plant roots, who exchange their sugars photosynthesized in the leaves. Talk about a booming underground economy!
MacKinnon says, “Plants are fascinating. Fungi are fascinating. But for sheer entertainment value, it’s difficult to beat plants plus fungi. Fungi have been associated with plants since plants first colonized the land, and are requisite partners of almost all of our familiar Pacific Northwest plants.”