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Saturday, August 20 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop: Mushroom ID and Vouchering, In The Modern Era

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Scientists rely on enthusiastic and educated citizens to make the lion's share of collections that are analyzed for study. Regularly, "citizen scientists" discover rare or unknown and undescribed species. What would you do if you found a "new" species...and how would you know? How would you get that specimen into the hands of an expert studying that group of organisms? Come get hands-on experience and learn how mushroom specimens are collected, identified, photographed, and vouchered for future scientific study. Observations made by citizen scientists and posted on sites like Mushroom Observer and iNaturalist are proving invaluable to science in the modern era. This is a great way to learn how citizen science is done from well-known experts in the field: Andy Wilson (Curator of the Fungarium, Denver Botanic Garden), Nathan Wilson (Creator of Mushroom Observer), and Michael Wood (Creator of MykoWeb and co-author of the Mushrooms of California). Oh, and feel free to bring your own mushroom specimens for anaysis.

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Amy Honan

Amy Honan first moved to Telluride in 1992 when on her first trip through Colorado, she realized Southwest Colorado was home. After living in Telluride for several years, she moved to Crested Butte, CO to complete her undergraduate degree. During this time Amy developed a deep passion... Read More →
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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 →

Saturday August 20, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435