This mushroom is a veritable monster among fungi at about an inch and a half tall. Most fungi are
small. Really small. Although they are essential and diverse components of earth's ecosystems, most
people never really get a good look at them. They're molds and mildews; they're bumps on logs.
They're networks of silvery filaments coursing through soil. Animal? Vegetable? Mineral? None of the
above. They're their own thing. Welcome to the remarkable and under-regarded kingdom of Fungi.