|The Meadow mushroom, Agaricus campestris. (Images from the Web site)|
Fun Facts About Fungi is everything youve always wanted to know about mushrooms, lichens, mold, mildew, thallophytic plants, saprophytes and truffles, but were afraid to ask.
I can reach more people this way than if they visited a museum, says Fogel. It amazes me the amount of interest there is. In fact, just last month Fogel says more than 64,000 documents were downloaded from his site. But whats all the fuss about fungi?
My kids in the Ann Arbor Public Schools had very little exposure to plants and fungi, says Fogel. I wanted to make this information available to students and schools.
|Scarlet cup, Sarcoscypha coccinea|
The Web site also has a section of puzzles, experiments and games about fungi. Users even can join the mushroom club, whose members include Fun Guy and Fun Girl.
A lot of people dont think fungi are very important, says Fogel, but obviously some people do. His site has become so popular that some teachers use Fun Facts About Fungi as a teaching module. Fogel says hes happy to know that these fun facts are making a difference in some peoples lives. Hes gotten e-mail from as far away as New Zealand and Europe.
To find out some of your own Fun Facts About Fungi, visit the Web site at www.herb.lsa.umich.edu/kidpage/factindx.htm.