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Sunday, August 19

9:00am PDT

Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms--And Their Lookalikes
Ok you've had several days of mushrooming with the Festival experts. You went to Graham Steinruck's Intro to Colorado Mushrooms on Day 1 of the Festival. You went on all the forays. You spent a lot of time at the ID tent learning from experts. You even ate some of the strange wild mushrooms...and survived! Is your head spinning? It may be the altitude. Or it may be that you're suffering from Mycophilia! This presentation will be part slide show of major mushroom groups, mostly pretty pictures with information on how to know what's what. Plus this will be part demo with live specimens for you to handle, smell, and review with experts. 

Note that this demo will be up close and personal with the mushrooms in the very cosy and casual setting of the brand new Sheridan Bar. Plan to bring a coffee or grab a cocktail or beer from the bar! Earn brownie points: buy a beer or cocktail for your lecturer!

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Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
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John Plischke

John Plischke III is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, which has become one of the largest mushroom clubs in North America. John has been awarded the club’s Distinguished Service Award. Within the WPMC, John serves as Walk and Foray Chairman, is a member... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

10:30am PDT

Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms--Part II. Taxonomy and Evolution, Made Simple
Ok you've done all the general mycology events and you have learned a ton on how to ID many of our wild mushrooms. You even attended Part I of Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms. Now to put it all together and see why the species are named the way they are, grouped with others that may or may not look similar, and see how taxonomy has determined much about the evolution of the mushrooms from the region.

This demo will be up close and personal. David Hibbett is the ring-leader of many of the big projects to determine the entire Tree of Life for all fungi globally. Our experts will construct a phylogenetic tree using many of the living specimens collected during the Festival and will point out features of each that allow us to know who is related to whom.

This presentation will be at the ID Tent.

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Cathy Aime

Dr. M. Catherine Aime earned her doctorate in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity in 2001 and completed her postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford in the UnitedKingdom. She worked for four years as a research molecular biologist with the USDA-ARS... Read More →
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David Hibbett

David Hibbett is a biology professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his PhD from Duke University and did postdoctoral research at the Tottori Mycological Institute in Japan, and at Harvard University. David has broad interests in evolutionary biology... Read More →
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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435