The Colorado Mycological Society invites you to its 40th Annual Celebration of Wild Mushrooms!
When: Sunday August 20, 2017 11:00 – 5 pm.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St Denver CO
- Local wild mushrooms on display
- Bring mushrooms – we’ll identify them
- Mushroom books and T-shirts for sale
- Educational exhibits and presentations
Then, on TUESDAY, August 22nd, the regular meeting
When: 7pm for identification, 7:30 for the talk
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, Mitchell Hall
Professor Tom Volk will speak on “The Seven Deadly Sins Committed by Fungi”
Tom Volk is a Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He teaches courses on Mycology, Medical Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Food & Industrial Mycology, Advanced Mycology, Organismal Biology and Latin & Greek for Scientists. His internet web page, Tom Volk’s Fungi has a popular “Fungus of the Month” feature, and an extensive introduction to the Kingdom Fungi. Besides dabbling in mushroom cultivation, Tom has worked on the genera Morchella (morels), Cantharellus (chanterelles), Hydnellum (a tooth fungus), Armillaria (honey mushrooms) and Laetiporus (chicken of the woods, or sulfur shelf), as well as several medical mycology projects, prairie mycorrhizae, mycoprospecting, and fungi involved in coal formation. He also has conducted fungal biodiversity studies in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, and Israel. Having lectured in 38 states so far, Tom is a popular speaker at many amateur and professional mycological events throughout North America, including many NAMA and NEMF forays.