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Sunday, August 22 • 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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Larry Evans

Larry Evans is a mushroom hunter, teacher, cultivator, song writer, and cook. He has been instrumental in organizing forays, festivals, and workshops in Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Bolivia, and now Jamaica. He is a founder of the Western Montana Mycological... 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 →

Sunday August 22, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435