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Tilden Fungus Fair Webinar

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Welcome to the 5th annual and first ever VIRTUAL Tilden Fungus Fair!

Workshop with fungus experts discussing fungi in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Register to interact with panelists, okay trivia, and participate in Q&A, or watch our live stream.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 AM: Welcome and Overview of Event

10:15 AM:  Long Term Mushroom Monitoring: Lessons from a Three-year Effort
Join mycologist and author Christian Schwarz in a discussion of mushroom monitoring in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

11:00 AM: Q&A with Christian Schwarz

11:15 AM: A Naturalist’s Guide to Mushroom Identification Books
Naturalist Trent Pearce shares his extensive (some might say excessive) collection of mushroom guidebooks.

11:45 AM:  Culinary Endeavors with Matsutake
Mycophyle and gastronomist Morgan Evans takes us on a culinary journey through the world of mushroom cooking.

12:30 PM: Q&A with Morgan Evans

12:45 PM: Mushrooms of Lake Merritt
Local naturalist Damon Tighe leads us through the world of urban mushrooms at Oakland’s Lake Merritt.

1:30 PM: Q&A with Damon Tighe

1:45 PM:  Bay Area MycoBlitz Results
Naturalist Trent Pearce reviews the iNatualist Mycoblitz, sharing the most commonly observed species in the Bay Area from the past week.

2:00 PM: Fungus Trivia
Naturalist Constance Taylor hosts a Kahoot-based fungus trivia that will challenge even the most seasoned mycologists.

2:45 PM: Event wrap-up, final Q&A

3:00 PM: Event ends


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