Whether you love them or hate them, fungi play a crucial role in nature. In this excerpt from Fungiphilia Rising filmmaker Madison McClintock examines common misperceptions about mushrooms. Hear some incredible facts about the "fifth kingdom" from fungal-loving mycologists (people who study fungi). Watch the full-length version of Fungiphilia Rising and become bemushroomed.
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