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is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology
is the study of mushrooms and fungi).
We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the
December 15 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting
to the meeting are here.
Speaker: Lawrence Millman,
Mycologist and Author
“A Painless Introduction to Polypores.”
Lawrence Millman, with a large Leccinum
As Rodney Dangerfield would say,
polypores don’t get no respect. On collection tables,
they’re shunted off to the side to make room for fleshy fungi; and on
forays, they tend to be ignored, unless, of course, they’re edible.
In this presentation, I will make the case for polypores being just as
interesting, indeed just as attractive, as their basidiomycete brethren.
Likewise, they’re an essential component of any forest ecosystem.
And while I’m at it, let me say that when fleshy fungi are scarce due
to drought or the time of year, you can always find polypores. I
regard them as the wise elders of Kingdom Fungi.
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