The Wood Wide Web

The Magical World of Forest Fungi

I hiked Skinners Bluff in Wiarton where the fungi are out in huge numbers & varieties right now, likely thanks to the rain and humidity. Fungi play an intricate part in our ecosystem, providing nutrients to the trees in exchange for sugars. But even more, beneath every forest, there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi, and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another. It is the fungi that connects it all and has been dubbed “The Wood Wide Web”. This underground system is the earth’s internet, and natural networking. Get out there!! It’s an incredible time to hike, signing off, “Hiking with the Viking”. September 2020

Published by Annette Sandberg

I grew up on the Niagara Escarpment in Grey County and this ancient land was, and still is, my backyard playground. I am a Certified Hike Leader with Hike Ontario and I lead hikes for various Ontario Trail Clubs, Sightseeing Tour Agencies and individual groups of family & friends who want to experience nature safely and informatively with an experienced Guide.

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