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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
March 17 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting
to the meeting are here.
Speaker: Debbie Viess, Bay
Area Mycological Society
"Wicked and Wonderful: Amanitas of the West"
Debbie Viess with puffballs in the
Viess, aka Amanitarita, presents a richly illustrated talk on our most
beautiful and interesting western Amanita species. Amanitas
have a long and checkered human history, both as deadly poisons and as
some of our most delicious and coveted edible mushroom species.
Expect to see photos of rare and unusual western Amanitas, as
well as the more commonly encountered species, and learn about the newly
published Latin names for a couple of already well-known California Amanitas.
Topics will include a discussion about the current fad to treat Amanita
muscaria as a "safe" and "unremarkable"
edible species. Debbie thinks it is a bad idea, and maybe you do, too!
Never dry or boring, with twenty five years of inspired Amanita
hunting, chronicling and research, Debbie might just make an Amanita
fan out of you!
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