Christian Schwarz
Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He studied Ecology and Evolution at UCSC, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching macrofungi. He is coauthor of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He's passionate about community science, especially iNaturalist.
LAMS Wild Mushroom Fair: February 2023
Program: "Making Scents of Fungi; From Stench to Perfume"
LAMS Meeting: April 2022
Program: "Mushroom Bioregions of The United States"
LAMS Meeting: May 2020
Program: "The Most Dangerous Fungi in the World"