Are wetlands really the “Earth’s kidneys”?

Yes they are! Healthy kidneys filter wastes and water from your body 24 hours a day. They never take a break. Soil works the same way for the earth – at least when it’s healthy. Water from rain and snowmelt moves through the soil. When there is a heavy rainfall that water runs across the … Continue reading Are wetlands really the “Earth’s kidneys”?

What’s the largest terrestrial organism?

Amanita muscaria fungus growing in a high elevation conifer forest in Hawaii. We can see much of this mushroom above ground, but it has an incredible structure under ground as well. Credit J Meulemans Have you ever thought about it? I’m sure a lot of you have…what’s the biggest living thing on earth? If you’re … Continue reading What’s the largest terrestrial organism?