Small Things Considered: Fungomania III. Everybody Talks About the Weather But Mushrooms Do Something About It.

Why when you feel the cap of a mushroom in the woods, does it feel cool and somewhat moist? If you blamed evaporation, you would be right. But how come this takes place? It turns out that evaporation leads to the creation of air currents, and that is a good thing for the dispersal of the mushrooms’ spores. Mushrooms have an intense preoccupation for spreading their spores afield, a way to ensure the occupancy of new and distant sites.

In conclusion, mushrooms make their own climate.