Because he was a fungi. Get it? Okay, so last year the forests burned around here (like they usually do), so we went out to pick Morels. Morels are tasty little fungi that fruit in burned forests. They live on the roots of trees, and when the trees die (like in a fire), the fungus says "better get OUTTA HERE" and pops up a mushroom that deploys safety rafts (spores). And then we come in with knives and pick'em.
|Burned forests look like this. Careful of falling trees and avoid windy days.|
|Morels look like this. But don't pick them unless you have a trusty mycologist around to give you the a-ok (we did)!|
|Burned forests are full of tasty mushrooms and weirdos. Beware.|
|A bonanza of morels.|