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Conservancy Day: Fungi Underfoot and Overhead with Andrea Gargas

August 19 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Neither plants nor animals, members of the fascinating Fungal kingdom are pervasive partners and recyclers in the natural landscape. This walk and talk will provide a new perspective on the visible and microscopic fungi that associate with native species in ways beneficial and/or pathogenic. Bring a hand lens or magnifying glass if you have one, and any questions you’ve always wanted to ask.


Andrea Gargas is a mycologist who studies the evolution and relationships of fungal species based on their DNA sequences. She discovered that fungi have taken up the lichen lifestyle several times, and recently described a new fungal species that causes Bat White Nose Syndrome. She has written a Phenology Calendar sponsored by FOPB since 2008. Visit Andrea’s  website: Symbiology.com


August 19
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Orchid Heights Park
3960 Valley Ridge Rd
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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