July 8, 2019

Episode 5: Growing Dark in the Cold

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.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Mushrooms’ by Mary Oliver here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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