November 2017

Jason Hoeksema (University of Mississippi): Wild mushrooms: Ecology, edibility, and more.

What is a mushroom? What is it's natural function for fungi? Which ones are delicious and which ones will make you ill or worse? We will answer all these questions. We'll start with a discussion of fungal ecology, especially focusing on how fungi obtain food, and the really interesting ways that fungi can change the ecology of plants and nutrient cycling. We'll talk about the role of mushrooms in the life cycles of fungi. Finally, we'll discuss strategies for finding and safely enjoying wild mushrooms in northern Mississippi.

November 14, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Lusa Bakery Bistro and Bar, 1120 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford