MHMA is pleased to announce a lecture by Gary Lincoff:
What to look for and when to find Mushrooms:
Wednesday, February 24th 2016
Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge, NY
Ever wonder why mushrooms can be elusive and at other times they seem to be everywhere? Fungus occupy distinct ecological niches where some decay organic matter, some attack other organisms and some exist in symbiotic relationships.
Time of year, moisture and temperature all play a role in when they send up the fruiting bodies (mushrooms) that we see. Gary Lincoff will take us on a tour through a fungus’ point of view to help you better focus your efforts in finding some of the best of edible and non-edible mushrooms.
For those of you unfamiliar with Gary, he is a distinguished teacher, researcher, and author or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden. He has led mushroom study trips and forays to over 30 countries on 6 continents, and he is a featured “myco-visionary” in the award-winning documentary Know Your Mushrooms. He is currently involved in a six year survey of all the mushrooms in New York City, expecting 1,000 species when it’s done.
*Please Note the change from our usual schedule -this lecture will be on a Wednesday
Please plan on arriving a few minutes early so we can get settled and start on time. You can bring a small snack to share if you’d like. And as usual, this event is free and open to the public, so please bring a friend or two! Gary is a dynamic and entertaining speaker, I hope you won’t miss this great opportunity to further your knowledge on mushrooms!