While they’re harder to find under the layer of snow, fungi are all around us in the Northwoods.
“There are fungi everywhere,” said Tom Volk.
Volk first became fascinated with fungi as an undergrad.
“I took a course in college on fungi and I found out you could get free food and I thought that was pretty attractive thing for a college student,” said Volk.
Now a professor of biology, Volk teaches at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.
He says learning about fungi is key to understanding the woods and world around you.