Monday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Speaker: Daniel Winkler
Program: "Best of Mushroaming"
This presentation features stunning mushroom images and stories from ten years of “Mushroaming”, a term Daniel coined for his mushroom themed eco-adventures exploring the fungi of exotic destinations. When traveling in rugged High Asia (Tibet & Bhutan), his native Alps, tropical South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia & Suriname), as well as wild North America, Daniel is on the hunt for gorgeous choice edibles, potent medicinals, and all kinds of bizarre and colorful fungi from the most minute to massive fruitings. His favorite hounds are rain forests, be it tropical or temperate as well as alpine environments. His favorite fungi (besides all these tasty edibles) are strange Cordyceps, which triggered Daniel’s curiosity in medicinal mushrooms 20 years ago in Tibet. Recently this interest matured into a new field guide “Medicinal Mushrooms of North America” published in cooperation with Robert Rogers.