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Sunday, August 21 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Lecture & Demo: Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms, Part II. Taxonomy and Evolution, Made Simple

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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. Andrew Wilson is our Festival Mycologist from Colorado's Sam Mitchel Fungarium in Denver, and will be our main instructor. Our additional 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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Andrew Wilson

Denver Botanic Gardens
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 →
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Nathan Wilson

Mushroom Observer
Nathan grew up collecting mushrooms in Northern California and connected with the amateur mycology community at an early age. In 2006 he created the Mushroom Observer (mushroomobserver.org), an open source, volunteer led, community driven website for recording mushroom observations. The site now has over 1.4 million images of fungi from all over the world contributed by thousands of community members. After creating MO, Nathan joined the Marine Biological Laboratory... Read More →
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Michael Wood

Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb... Read More →

Sunday August 21, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435