Steve Axford
Fungi, the recyclers

November 18 2014

Steve Axford does what he likes most, taking pictures and exploring the living world that unfolds evermore interconnectedness to him.
The marvel of fungi was probably never shown more vividly.

I feel a strong connection to mushrooms since I grew them at home and even more so after eating them. Today I regard them as a teacher in many ways.

I see the mycelium as the Earth’s natural Internet, a consciousness with which we might be able to communicate. Through cross-species interfacing, we may one day exchange information with these sentient cellular networks. Because these externalized neurological nets sense any impression upon them, from footsteps to falling tree branches, they could relay enormous amounts of data regarding the movements of all organisms through the landscape.
Paul Stamets