mushrooms play a vital role in the environment as they function as nutrient cyclers, pathogens, and mutualists. Mushrooms are also decomposers, providing life-sustaining nutrients to plants through the soil as they decompose the remains of others. They recycle organic and inorganic byproducts throughout the biome. we will focus on the biodiversity of mushrooms in northern New Jersey, where over 5,000 different mushroom species have been identified by the Mycological Federation. We will test the soli pH around the collection sites.