Colorado Mushrooms: World of Wonder at Your Feet
Name: Colorado Mushrooms: World of Wonder at Your Feet
Date: July 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM MDT
Fungi are essential partners for many plants in our native ecosystems. Understanding this important relationship enhances the amateur mushroom enthusiast’s search and enjoyment of Rocky Mountain mushrooms. Dr. Andrew Wilson will share information regarding his studies of the formation, ecology and distribution of fungi using morphology and genetic information, and how he uses this data to help build a “story” that explains how such diversity arose in fungi, and helped lead researchers to new and exciting questions to explore in these organisms. This evening presentation is a kick-off to the full-day field class on Thursday when you get to experience the mushroom hunting first hand. “Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region” - book signing by the author, Vera Evenson following the talk. The mushroom series culminates with a public Mushroom Fair on Friday afternoon from 1pm – 4pm. Come for the evening presentation, for the Mushroom Fair, or for the whole fungi event!