As the planet changes, we may have change the way we navigate the world around us, and to do so, we can learn from the successes of mushrooms and other fungi.
Many of us are trying to redirect the course of humanity. Unfortunately, we might not succeed in reversing course, and we may be past the point when we could return to the way things were. Fungi were some of the earliest higher life forms to emerge on Earth, and although they might not have the brains of humans, the way they deal with adverse conditions — and their continued success over hundreds of millions of years — provides lessons for all of us.
Be energy efficient.
Find a good source of water.
Be ready to move.
Change your diet.
Stay clear of flood zones.
Learn to recycle.
Listen to the Earth.
Taylor F. Lockwood is a nature photographer renowned for photographing mushrooms and other fungi around the world. Find his work at www.mushroomwizard.com.
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