How do animals interact with fungi? Mutualism between fungi and animals emerge in unexpected ways. With Todd Elliott’s global lens, we discuss the interesting yet under researched relationships between vertebrates and fungi in the natural world. This episode is full of fun myco-factoids and anecdotes from around the world such as truffle-eating birds, poisonous box turtles, myco-medicinal bird nests and more.
Todd Elliott is a naturalist, ecologist, and fungal enthusiast who loves sharing his passion for the natural world. He has been involved with research projects exploring biological diversity on six continents and has discovered and described mushroom species that are new to science. Todd lectures and occasionally appears in TV programs sharing his passion for the natural world, fungi, ecology, and conservation. He is also an author and award-winning photographer with hundreds of his images appearing in books, magazines, scientific journals, and newspapers.