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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that 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 greater Los Angeles area.

October 16 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting, Times-Mirror Meeting Room, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Speaker: Ron Spinosa, past President, Minnesota Mycological Society

Program: "The Amazing Slime Molds"


They creep. They crawl. They ooze. They have no brain but can solve mazes and drive robots--"slimebots." Learn about the wonderful world of Myxomycetes popularly known as the "slime molds". These amazing organisms are neither fungi nor animals. They are actually giant amoebas. In addition to being intelligent they can be quite beautiful! Slime molds live in forests but are usually overlooked. Become aware of them and be astounded!


Ron Spinosa


More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page.

No LAMS forays are scheduled at this time, due to dry weather.  LAMS members will receive an announcement of forays as soon as they are scheduled.

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