Hearing more and more about mycelium lately; a friend of mine is especially interested in it and it's such an incredible, and mysterious structure to learn about. Mycelium is a whole network of fungi that lives under the soil, many times ending as mushrooms or toadstools. It connects all plants living together in a certain area, and sometimes the networks are so huge, they can span thousands of acres. It's also thought that if some plants or trees are in need of more oxygen, other trees will send oxygen to each other, through the network of mycelium.
It's like nature's very own internet! A beautiful, co-existing, secret network that we need to learn more about, and not just out of fascination. Types of mushrooms can be used to breakdown harmful plastics and even harmful chemicals in both the ground and water. Gotta unearth the magic of these little guys to work with us to fix many environmental wrongs we've created.