Project life are delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 Student Arts competition.
1st Prize - Sophie Wills, Millom School. 2nd prize - Erica Inglis, Stockport college. 3rd prize - Jason Rhodes, Stockport College
The judges were really impressed with the high standard of the work submitted by all.
A fungus (plural fungi) is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds (British English: moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which is separate from plants, animals, and bacteria. Visit the BBC's Nature website for a viewpoint on fungi in nature.
The largest organism in the world is a mushroom that is over 1,000 years old, covering hundreds of acres of forest in Oregon, USA. Kew Gardens has an enormous collection of dried fungi - over 1.25 million samples stored in a huge archive. But many interesting studies are carried out by Mycologists at Kew. Watch a short video to see more.