Understanding Fungi: Evening Presentation

Learn about the ecological role of mushrooms including the world’s most efficient recyclers and environmental benefits. You’ll view images of a remarkable array of mushrooms, including the Noble Polypore, an endangered species that can tip the scales at 300 pounds, and the Deadly Galerina, a dramatically smaller species (one or two bites of which can be fatal). We’ll discuss field and identification procedures, but not the complex issue of edibility. This class is for presentation only. If you sign up for the Mushroom Walk, you don’t need to sign up for this class. The instructor will have available copies of both Fascinating Fungi of New England and Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer. Instructor: Lawrence Millman