January 2022 Meeting
Monday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Online meeting using Zoom for paid members
Live streamed on YouTube for visitors
Speaker: Leah Bendlin
Program: "An Introduction to Slime Molds"
If we walk through the woods, crouch down and really inspect the forest understory, we can start to see the myriad layers of tiny life all around us. Slime molds are some of the beautiful organisms we may be delighted to encounter. They are omnipresent, though most often unobserved. These single celled beings are not fungi, but were once classified together and often mistaken for them.
In this presentation, we will learn what slime molds are, where to look for them, and learn about their life cycle, including their many forms and transformations. We'll also talk about identification, how to recognize some commonly encountered species, and discuss their surprising abilities to remember, learn and teach!