may, 2022

09may7:00 pm9:00 pmBritt Bunyard: Amanitas of the Rocky Mountains

Event Details

Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has worked academically as a mycologist his entire career, teaching a number of university courses and writing scientifically for many research journals and popular science magazines. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS’s NOVA and Wisconsin Foodie television programs; and interviewed or quoted in Discover magazine, The Atlantic, Vox, Vogue, Forbes, Saveur, Eating Well, Hobby Farm, Women’s World, and other magazines and newspapers.

Britt serves as Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He has authored several books, including Amanitas of North America (2020; The FUNGI Press), The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms (2021; Quarry Books), Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States (2012; The Ohio State University Press), and most recently The Lives of Fungi (2022; Princeton University Press). In 2021 Britt was awarded the Gary Lincoff Award “For Contributions to Amateur Mycology,” by the North American Mycological Association—NAMA’s most prestigious honor for American mycologists.

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 Mtn area. This talk is for general audiences with no prior knowledge about mycology or biology is necessary.

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Time

(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Sturm Family Auditorium

1085 York St.

Organizer

Greg Sanchez

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