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Saturday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Colombia's Mushroom Magic

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Daniel is back with a new exciting show based on three Mushroaming trips to Colombia. Located at the intersection of Andes, Amazon, and Central America, Colombia boasts an incredible biodiversity with a very rich and diverse funga. Lowland tropical rain forests are endowed with exotic Amazonian Cordyceps and Xylaria species and colorful Marasmius. In the mountain cloud forest massive Andean oaks are associated with a range of chanterelles, boletes, Amanita etc, many of these having their southernmost distribution here.  High up in the Páramo fungal diversity is reduced, but Dr. Seuss-like plant life is mind boggling. Culinary & medicinal fungal resources are in the very early stages of development in Colombia, but surely will become more important.

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Daniel Winkler

Daniel Winkler grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging for 17 years in the Pacific Northwest where he continues to work as a mushroom educator and guide. Daniel trained as a geographer and ecologist and works as a researcher and NGO consultant on environmental issues impacting the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas. While working in Tibet, Daniel discovered that Tibet's diverse mushroom industry plays a... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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