Mushrooms: The Wood Wide Web

We’re so much closer to mushrooms than you think.

You’re closer to that shiitake in your pasta than you may think — and that relationship’s got a lot to teach you.

Mushrooms are closer to humans as a species than you probably realize — although seemingly vegetative in their habits, “animals and fungi share a common evolutionary history and […] their limb of the genealogical tree branched away from plants perhaps 1.1 billion years ago” (Natalie Anger, New York Times).