October 5, 2022
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Making Scents of Fungi, from Stench to Perfume
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
If you've ever gone on a walk with an old-time mushroom picker, you've probably noticed that they often lift mushrooms to their noses as soon as they pick them. Besides being intriguing, alluring, and surprising, aromas can be extremely important clues for identification. Come take an olfactory tiptoe through the world of fungi!
Christian Schwarz is a naturalist based in California, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He teaches Natural History of Fungi at UC Santa Cruz and is co-author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast and the upcoming Mushrooms of Cascadia. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms, from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublime. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is passionate about community science, especially through the use of iNaturalist. He is a Research Associate at the Norris Center for Natural History at UCSC as well as the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.
Doors open at 6pm. Presentation starts at 6:30pm. Register for the event.
In collaboration with Mycological Society of Marin