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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