Friday, May 5, 2017

Polypore Fungi and Frog


Polypore Fungi With Tree Frog

These pitfired porcelain polypore fungi and tree frog  were created to honor these vital yet often under appreciated denizens of the forest.  Besides being one of the primary mechanisms for decomposition they are  an indicator species. Their presence, or absence, indicates the health of a forest.  They are often absent in logged and over managed forests. Besides being beautiful, some of these fungi even contain substances that inhibit the growth of tumors.  While it's easy to muster up compassion and concern for the wolf, whale or elephant these organisms deserve some attention too.