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Friday, August 19 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Lecture: Amanita Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains Region

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Amanitas arguably are the most recognized and fascinating of all mushrooms. Amanita species mostly are big and showy, and ubiquitous over most of the planet wherever terrestrial plants grow. These mushrooms have been the subject of lore, make the news headlines with regularity, and Amanitas have even changed the course of world history. Many Amanita species are highly prized as choice edibles and commercially available in markets around the world. Others are infamous for annually causing death to careless pickers—indeed 90% of mushroom-related fatalities are due to Amanita species. And some of the presenter’s favorite Amanitas are known only from the Rocky Mountains area. This talk is for general audiences with no prior knowledge about mycology or biology is necessary.

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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 →

Friday August 19, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435