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October 5th, 2016
"Dixie Chicks and Other Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States"
This presentation describes the major bioregions of the southeastern United States and illustrates some of the common and unusual fungi that are found there. In addition to discussing examples of the rich biodiversity, the ecology of the fungi found in these habitats will also be discussed.
Alan Bessette is a professional mycologist and distinguished professor emeritus of biology at Utica College of Syracuse University. He has published numerous papers in the field of mycology and has authored or coauthored more than twenty books, including: Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America, Mushrooms of Northeastern North America, Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States, Milk Mushrooms of North America, and most recently Ascomycete Fungi of North America. Alan served as a consultant for the New York State Poison Control Center and was the scientific adviser to the Mid-York Mycological Society for more than twenty years. He has been the principal mycologist at several national and regional forays, and was the recipient of the 1987 Mycological Foray Service Award and of the 1992 North American Mycological Association Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology. Alan is the author of the forthcoming book, Boletes of Eastern North America.
As always, try to come around 6:30 to meet, greet, and share in some snacks!
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DID YOU KNOW...
Mushrooms have religious importance in many cultures, including the North American Indians. The Blackfoot Indians believed puffballs were stars that fell to Earth.
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