Cammi Morgan
Author for A-Z Animals

Cammi Morgan is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on mycology, marine animals, forest and river ecology, and dogs. Cammi has been volunteering in animal rescue for over 10 years, and has been studying mycology and field-researching mushrooms for the past 3 years.

A resident of Southeast Appalachia, Cammi loves her off-grid life where she shares 20 acres with her landmates, foster dogs, and all the plants, fungi, and critters of the forest.


3 Types of Purple Mushrooms Picture

While purple mushrooms aren't particularly common, they are an absolute delight to come across on strolls through the forest. Typically, these colorful, whimsical mushrooms are the most vivid and striking when young,… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 1 week ago


5 Types of Truffle Mushrooms Picture

Truffles are the spore-bearing fruiting bodies of subterranean ascomycete fungi across dozens of genera and multiple families within the order Pezizales. Whether truffles are a considered a mushroom depends on… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 3 weeks ago


8 Types of Coral Mushrooms Picture

As their common name suggests, coral mushrooms produce fruiting bodies shaped like branching or stalked marine corals. Together with club fungi, these unique and delightful mushrooms belong to the non-taxonomical… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 3 weeks ago


6 Types of Gilled Mushrooms Picture

Of the roughly 13,500 identified species of macroscopic, mushroom-forming fungi, about 8,500 are gilled. These mushrooms exist within multiple orders of Agaricomycetes. Gilled mushrooms produce thin, slit-like spore-dispersing tissues underneath… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 4 weeks ago


How to Find Oyster Mushrooms Picture

Oyster mushrooms are a widely foraged and cultivated genus of mushrooms. If you're interested in mushroom hunting, familiarizing yourself with oysters can provide an opportunity for widespread and almost year-round… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 1 month ago


Discover 7 Animals That Eat Plankton Picture

Plankton are tiny or microscopic organisms in marine environments that drift with the currents. Phytoplankton are tiny photosynthetic organisms, such as green algae, while zooplankton are tiny animals, such as… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 1 month ago


Discover 5 Animals That Eat Moss Picture

Flowering plants that lack vascular tissues in the phylum Bryophyta and moss inhabit every continent on Earth and represent about 12,000 species. They grow in a rich diversity of environments,… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 1 month ago


Discover 6 Animals That Eat Coral Picture

While some are solitary, the majority of coral species are colonial organisms comprised of hundreds to thousands of tiny, individual, soft-bodied animals called polyps. Reef-building polyps contain microscopic, photosynthetic algae… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 1 month ago


5 Types of Blue Mushrooms Picture

Blue-colored mushrooms are a bit of a rare occurrence. This is likely due to mushrooms' lack of widespread use for this color. While some fungi use animals to spread their… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Crows Communicate? Picture

Highly intelligent and social birds, crows integrate various communication methods within their social groups to relay important messages, socially bond, and express emotions. This guide will delve into how crows… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Fish Communicate? Picture

Over 35,000 species of fish inhabit Earth's oceans and freshwater. Among them, an incredible diversity of intra and interspecific communication exists. This range of communication methods includes body language, acoustic… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Lobsters Communicate? Picture

They molt, have giant claws, can regenerate their limbs, and eat each other. Lobsters are little weirdos of the sea. But did you know they also communicate by spraying urine… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Ants Communicate? Picture

Over 8,800 species of ants exist under the Formicidae family, and all of them are eusocial with complex social systems. Communication in ant colonies is essential for group defense, foraging, reproduction, identification,… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Whales Communicate? Picture

Whales are highly social creatures that live and travel in tightly-knit pods. Whales have evolved various intraspecific communication methods to thrive and maintain a cohesive social group. These incredible marine… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Bees Communicate? Picture

About 9% of the currently documented 20,000 species of bees are eusocial. They live in complex social groups that depend on intraspecific communication to survive. These social species of bees… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Deer Communicate With Each Other? Picture

Graceful, swift, social, and vigilant, deer rely on their agile and fast movements, attention to their environment, and effective intraspecific communication to survive.ย Deer primarily use vocalizations, body language, and chemical… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


Types of Black Mushrooms Picture

The world of mushrooms features an incredible array of diversity in morphological characteristics. The fascinating fruiting bodies of fungi come in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors. They have… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Wolves Communicate? Picture

Researchers have studied wolf communication for many decades. However, some of these studies, especially prior to the 2000s, come from observations of captive wolves in man-made packs. Conflicts between wolves… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


9 Animals That Have Blue Tongues Picture

Genetically, blue tongues are a rarity in the animal world. However, some animals sport entirely or spotted blue tongues for self-defense, sun protection, increased heat absorption, and yet-to-be-understood reasons. In… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 2 months ago


How Do Turtles Communicate? Picture

In the past decade, scientists have discovered that turtles have a much wider range of communication abilities than previously thought. Far from a silent, solitary reptile, many species of turtles… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 3 months ago


How Do Sharks Communicate? Picture

True silent hunters, sharks do not vocalize. Yet, they can communicate with each other through body language effectively. By communicating via body language, sharks can communicate intent, express aggression or… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 3 months ago


How Do Bats Communicate? Picture

Most bat species are highly social and use complex social structures to maintain cohesion and prevent conflict. We know that communication is crucial to group cohesion, so how do bats… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 3 months ago


3 Mushrooms that Grow in Grass Picture

Mushrooms growing from grass often indicate a healthy lawn or meadow. Soils rich in fungi represent a robust, living soil ecosystem. You may notice mushrooms growing in your yard or… Read More

By Cammi Morgan 3 months ago