Hortophilia explores the ancient and mystical connections between human beings and the natural world. Hortophilia is the desire to interact with, manage and tend to nature. These photographs tap into our deepest spiritual desires to interact with and take care of the environment around us. The images draw on myths, fairy tales, folklore, and faiths to explore the essential kinship of people and the natural world. They search within the mycelium ecosystems that bind us together-from the roots of trees that physically connect us to the surface of the Earth to the stars that thrust us soaring to the heavens. These collaborations with the forest honor our treasuring and conserving, respecting and protecting of the natural world.