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Monthly Mushroom Speaker Series – MYCOLOGY OF THE AIR
September 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MYCOLOGY OF THE AIR
John Haines, PhD
Most of the approximately 100,000 species of fungi have airborne spores, and fungus spores
are usually the most prevalent particles in air that are visible with the light microscope. That
makes the air a very interesting place for us fungus guys. There will be talk, pictures, video
images and clues on how to identify the spores. We will also look at how to capture spores and
even how to make your own sampler. You will see spores of some well-known fungi and some
fungi that you did not know existed.
If you have a microscope, bring it.
Dr. Haines has more than 50 years of mycology experience including 37 years as New York State
mycologist, so you can ask him just about anything, maybe he will know the answer.