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Thursday, August 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Explore and Celebrate the Glorious Diversity of Mushrooms in the Southern Rocky Mountain Region

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Try to imagine our earth without fungi; we would then have to accept that there would be no soil,  no plants, thus no animals. Life on Earth would not exist as we know it without mushrooms. Fungi are so critical to the health and well-being of all creatures on our planet, that the more we know about our native mushrooms the more we can do to protect and heal our planet in the future. The wonderful symbiosis between mushrooms and other life forms in their ecosystems is mirrored by the work of professionals and amateurs working together in the field. There are few professional mycologists currently studying the fungi of our native ecosystems so we depend on and collaborate with volunteers, students, and citizen scientists to report, document and photograph their finds. Through stunning photographs of rare, useful, and essential mushrooms and stories of fieldwork and finds we’ll explore the past, present, and future of mycology in the Rocky Mountain Region.  

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Vera Evenson

Vera Stucky Evenson is curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. She collects and studies thousands of specimens and photographs of native mushrooms in many ecosystems, including those that grow in city environments. She is a past president of the Colorado Mycological Society. In 2008, Vera received the North American Mycological Association’s award for contributions to amateur mycology in honor of her... Read More →



Thursday August 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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