Fungi Fun!

The Ameal Moore Nature Center hosted UCR Graduate students Derreck and Sören as they talked to us about fungi!  Fungi is great and amazing- who knew???  They’re not just delicious and nutritious!  They’re also used for medicines, other species rely on them for survival, and they decompose rotting matter!  Overall, they have an intricate role in our ecosystems!

Visitors listened to a brief talk before they got to look through microscopes and tie-dye mushrooms with food coloring!

If you’d like to tie-dye your own mushrooms, just put drops of food coloring on clean mushrooms, spray them with water and viola!!! Beautiful mushrooms for a beautiful omelet!

 

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