European Mushroom Day

The fourth Saturday of September is a day of celebration European Mushroom Day (or the European Day of Action on Mushrooms). The event is dedicated to the benefits of these organisms for humans and natural ecosystems.

The holiday was celebrated for the first time in 2016. Experts chose the best edible mushroom, the title of which was given to the Polish mushroom (Imleria badia). After that, the organizers dedicate a day every year to one of the species that ends up receiving an award.

Interesting Facts

  • There are unique species of fungi that are used in the manufacture of antibiotics.
  • Yeast and mold also belong to fungi. They are known to affect the composition of the earth, which is especially important for the fertility of plants and trees.
  • Approximately 2 million species of fungi exist on the planet, but only 5% of them have been studied by scientists.
  • There are predatory mushrooms that can catch and digest insects.
  • The most expensive mushroom in the world is a truffle. It costs more than 4 thousand euros per kilogram.
  • About 30 species of these organisms are able to glow.

European Mushroom Day
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