A small cluster of Common Inky-cap emerges from the ground.  When the leaves drop, decomposers like this fungus, get to work on recycling nutrients back into the soil - a service for which we should all give thanks!

Established in 1998, MAD Scientist Associates, LLC is a full-service ecological and wetland consulting firm. MAD Scientist Associates provides clients with a high level of expertise in wetland science, ecological site characterization, environmental impact assessment, and ecological restoration. We deliver accurate, complete, and timely data that can streamline the environmental compliance process and allow clients to make better-informed and more sustainable land use decisions. MAD Scientist Associates also helps clients understand and successfully navigate increasingly complex regulatory requirements and permit processes to meet project goals as efficiently as possible. We offer a variety of ecological consulting services in the areas of wetlands and streams, ecological risk assessment, ecological studies, and environmental education.