A Kingdom of its Own

This diverse, strategic, mysterious group of organisms plays a critical part of nature's life cycle worldwide. Our forests and grasslands depend on fungi for their effective recycling and decomposing abilities, and without them we would be buried miles deep in dead leaves and logs. Other species form essential symbioses with plants and animals. Only about five percent of the species that exist have been discovered by scientists, and as the climate's changing conditions become more stressful for plants and animals, the need to study and preserve fungi becomes more important. Check out our resources below to learn more.