Fantastic Fungus


ASK Magazine May-June 2022. Mysterious mushrooms, lichens, yeast, and mold—who are the fungi, and are they out to change the world?

Make room for mushrooms! This educational edition of ASK Magazine puts the FUN in Fungi. There’s no need to forage for fascinating facts – you’ll mush to learn on every page.


Find out what a mycologist does, how we find mushrooms, and what fungi are safe to eat as you follow along with a foraging family. Learn what fungi are: mushrooms, molds, lichens, yeasts, and mildews—and what they are not: animals or plants, and how you can tell the difference between the various kinds. Discover truffles, which are different from the fancy and expensive chocolate confections you might know by that name. These are a fancier and far more expensive type of rare mushroom. And examine some of your favorite flavors and learn how fungi often plays an important part. All this, and more mushy stuff including illuminating illustrations, fun facts, cool comics, and super stories.


Enjoy features including:

·         Looking for Mushrooms by Cheryl Bardoe

·         Animal, Vegetable, or Fungus?

·         Talented Fungi by Charlene Brusso

·         March of the Zombie Ants by Lori Wollerman Nelson

·         The Trees that Would Not Grow by Susan E. Quinlan

·         Foxfire

Regular features of ASK Magazine include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Bot’s Mighty Math, Ask Ask, Contest and Letters, and Marvin and Friends.