Fungus Author Talk and Outdoor Walk
Join us for one or both of the following events with Dr. Lawrence Millman.
On Wednesday November 15, at 6:30 in the Hermann Room, mycologist-author Lawrence Millman will be discussing his two most recent books as well as signing copies of them. Fungi of Naushon is the first ever account of the fungi on nearby Naushon Island, while Foraging With Jeeves & Other Offbeat Mycological Excursions is a collection of essays and stories — think science (the Salem witchcraft fungus), satire (a fungal Faust), and ethnography (how the Cree use a certain fungus as an insect smudge).
As a follow-up to his Author Talk, on Thursday November 16 at 1pm Dr. Millman will lead a fungal foray in the Beebe Woods. The focus of the foray will be on fungal ecology and identification, not on edibility. Although the date is a bit late in the season for many fungi, you’ll still find a variety of different species, some of which will be in quite unusual places.
Bring a hand lens or magnifier if you have one and a sense of curiosity. Dress appropriately for the weather and be aware that bad weather may cancel this event. We will meet in the Parking Area at Beebe Woods.