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Hundreds of species of fungi live in Olympic's forests and meadows. Shelf fungi sprout from the bark of dead and dying trees. Those that sprout fruiting bodies above ground are called mushrooms. When the fruits sprout underneath the ground, we call them truffles.
Hundreds of mosses thrive in Olympic's wet environment. Look for them on trees, logs, covering the forest floor and just about anywhere they can be drenched in water and nutrients. In the rain forest, trees are covered with mats of mosses and club-mosses. Canopy researchers have found that big-leaf maples may insert roots into the spongy moss mats, tapping stored water and nutrients. To survive dry times, mosses cease photosynthesis and become dormant. They reawaken only when rains begin to flow.

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