Colorful and unique, fungi (especially mushrooms) have always struck me as the quirky flowers of the forest.  The small cluster or single mushroom sitting above the earth’s surface is but a microcosm of the vast mycelium network which can cover miles of space, underground.  This network provides a vital chain of communication, through which trees warn each other of such things as pest infestations and resource shortages.  Mushrooms only emerge when the conditions are right for the mycelium to attempt at reproducing.  In this album, you will find some dramatic examples of the fungus class!