Olentangy Plant Life

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Cerioporus squamosus (pheasant's back), a common wood decomposing mushroom along the Olentangy. Photo by Ellie Nowels.

Fungi in the watershed

This article by Django Grootmyers talks about the importance of fungi found along the Olentangy.

To start, this article will mostly be about fungi that grow along the Olentangy rather than the fungi that grow in it. There are fungi that play important roles in decomposing submerged leaf litter and wood, and some that are major parasites of aquatic animals, but these are mostly microscopic and unlikely to be encountered unless you really set out to find them. READ MORE