OMS Mushroom Identification Pre-Meeting
The identification session prior to the general meeting is open to the public. If you have found mushrooms that are in good condition, wrap them in waxed paper, aluminum foil, or a put them in a paper bag and bring them to class (with a spore print, if possible). Bring your field guide to reference the mushrooms that are on display.
OMS General Meeting
Speaker: Christian Schwartz
Presentation: Slaying the Dragon for the Love of the Forest: A vision for phasing out draconian anti-mushroom foraging laws”
Christian Schwartz is the co-author of A Guide to the Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. He is a naturalist interested in the diversity of living organisms in general, but the seemingly endless forms of fungi in particular stoke his curiosity He spends most of his time teaching about natural history, collecting and photographing mushrooms, assembling an exhaustive mycoflora for Santa Cruz County (www.scmycoflora.org) and exploring wilderness around the world, He is particularly interested in the role of citizen scientists in the future of ecological and taxonomic research.