7:15 pm OMS Society Business: Announcements and Introductions.
7:30 pm Presentation: Tips and Tricks using MatchMaker (the comprehensive free program for PNW mushroom identification on the PC — and some MACs).
Prior to the meeting, you can download and install the latest version of Matchmaker to play along during the presentation at www.matchmakermushrooms.com. (This is a large program, and can take several to twenty minutes to download.)
Presenter: Danny Miller, Puget Sound Mycological Society
Danny first got interested in mushrooms in 2007. After seeing strange colorful fungi in the forest while hiking and skiing off trail, he decided that he had to find out what they were. The more he learned, the more interesting they became, and it just hasn’t stopped.
Danny is the Education Chair for the Puget Sound Mycological Society, helping to design and teach the curriculum for the club’s mycology classes. He is also the club Librarian and ID Committee Coordinator, and an emergency poisoning point person for King County Washington Poison Control.
Danny belongs to the PNW Key Council, a group of amateur and professional mycologists, and is a co-author of MatchMaker with Ian Gibson. He has a big interest in taxonomy, and figuring out where all of the mushrooms fit into the fungal tree of life.