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The Fungus Among Us — NPSOT Guadalupe County Chapter Mtg.
January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free. Native Plant Society of Texas, Guadalupe County Chapter Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 PM followed by the program at 7:00 PM.
For more information, directions to St John’s Lutheran Church, or membership applications, see the website at http://npsot.org/wp/guadalupe/
They aren’t plants, they aren’t animals, so why should we care about them? Fungi, humble and easy to overlook as they are, play a vital role in the ecology of South Central Texas. They are essential to the decomposition of organic matter and to nutrient recycling. They can also be both beautiful and delicious. Jen will teach us to find and recognize our local fungi, appreciate their roles in our ecology, and identify edible fungi – and the differences between them and toxic look-alikes.
Speaker: Jen Parilli
Jen Parilli calls herself, with appropriate pride, the mayor of Fungi Town. An alumnus of the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, she learned plant biology, mycology, entomology, microbiology, and climate change. She writes, hosts, edits and produces the Fungi Town podcast.
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- Orange: These are events for BCMG members only.
- Blue: These are public events for which BCMG members can also receive CEU credit.
- Green: These are events that are open to the general public.