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: Britt Bunyard, Editor, Fungi
Presentaton: Diptera Strangelove: How the fly learned to stop worrying about amatoxins and love the death cap.
There is to be no fighting in the War Room! You know how you’ve always heard do not eat Amanita mushrooms…they’re deadly poisonous to all animals? Well it’s not entirely true. Britt has studied mushroom flies and other insects associated with mushrooms for decades. Diptera Strangelove is a presentation―with intriguing photos―for all audiences, no prior knowledge needed. The focus will be on strange mushrooms and the stranger insects that love them…in strange ways. Oh and if you’ve never seen the classic movie Doctor Strangelove, now you have a good excuse. There may be a quiz.