Soil is affected by climate and
rainfall, geology and vegetation. The combination of sand, silt, gravel, and clay gives different soils different textures. Healthy,
nutrient-rich soils which consist of a mixture of sand, silt, and clay are called "loam" soils. Different minerals give soils their colors.
Fungi, most of which produce mushrooms at certain times of the year, live in the soil and help to decompose dead leaves. Photo by Maya Walters.
[erosion] [roots & leaves] [water]
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