Everything is communicating in a huge interconnected network
"Ever borrow something from a friend or neighbour? You gossip while there too, right? Perhaps even align yourselves against a common enemy. The “Wood wide web,” can do all of this for plants. Fungi are made up of tiny threads called mycelium. These travel underground, connecting the roots of different plants in an area, even different species, together, allowing them to communicate and so much more. Some researchers say the trees of the forest and the mushrooms we find growing next to them are so interconnected, that it is hard for them to see trees as individual entities any longer."
Merlin Sheldrake, Michael Pollan, Louie Schwartzberg: Entangled Life