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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
November 17 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting
to the meeting are here.
Speaker: Michael Beug,
Fungi of North America
"For the Love of Western Ascomycetes"
Michael Beug, with two morels, a
popular edible ascomycete
In this talk, I
illustrate the spectacular and diverse world of Ascomycete fungi in the
west. You will learn about edibles from morels to truffles, fungal
habitats and fungal lifestyles. I describe what Ascomycetes are. You
will learn about unusual fungi, some with medicinal applications, some
with industrial uses, some that cause plant diseases, some that cure
plant diseases, and some that control insects.
describe how I came to write the book Ascomycete
Fungi of North America with coauthors Alan and Arleen Bessette, the
first color –illustrated book to cover North American Ascomycetes.
Ascomycete Fungi of North
America has just been nominated for the PROSE award for the best
2014 book in the single volume reference/science category.
Michael Beug is
Professor Emeritus of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington
where he taught chemistry, mycology and organic farming for 32 years.
Beug will have copies of his book Ascomycete
Fungi of North America,
available for sale at the special author's price of $65.00 each.
List price is $85.00 and the current price on Amazon.com is $76.50.
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