Rich Chrappa, member of the Northwest Mushroomers Association, closely examines a green algae-covered shelf fungi. The algae and mushroom combined are commonly known as mossy maze (Cerrena unicolor). The fungi are named for their mazelike system of interconnected pores. Although the benefits are not known, the green algae and mushroom share a symbiotic relationship.
Rich Chrappa, member of the Northwest Mushroomers Association, closely examines a green algae-covered shelf fungi. The algae and mushroom combined are commonly known as mossy maze (Cerrena unicolor). The fungi are named for their mazelike system of interconnected pores. Although the benefits are not known, the green algae and mushroom share a symbiotic relationship. LAUREN OWENS | FOR WHATCOM MAGAZINE
Rich Chrappa, member of the Northwest Mushroomers Association, closely examines a green algae-covered shelf fungi. The algae and mushroom combined are commonly known as mossy maze (Cerrena unicolor). The fungi are named for their mazelike system of interconnected pores. Although the benefits are not known, the green algae and mushroom share a symbiotic relationship. LAUREN OWENS | FOR WHATCOM MAGAZINE

Fungus among us: In search of the wild mushroom in Whatcom County

September 02, 2011 12:11 AM