The Poetry of Science

Episode 5: Growing Dark in the Cold

July 8, 2019

Recent research has shown that mushrooms in colder climates tend to be darker than those in warmer environments. Join me for a poetic investigation into why this may be the case, and how this can help us to better understand the fungal kingdom.


Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Mushrooms’ by Mary Oliver here.


Music by Rufus Beckett.


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