Mushrooms 101: My Favourite Things
Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:30-9 p.m.
Kick off 2019 by joining us for our first free public Nature NL talk of the year. Dr. Faye Murrin from Memorial University of Newfoundland will give an overview of the whats, whys, and hows of mushrooms. Dr. Faye Murrin is a mycologist, fungal biologist, ecosystem ecologist – and perhaps most importantly, an engaging, witty, and enthusiastic speaker. Mushrooms 101: My favorite things Mushrooms and other fungi have moved from plant’s poor cousins to the toast of the ecological and sustainable foodie world, much to my delight. In this talk, I will revisit some of my favorite Mushroom 101 topics and discuss the exciting events that caused this change in attitude. I hope you can join me! Faye fell in love with fungi as an undergraduate during a university field trip. She completed three degrees focusing on these extraordinary organisms including a BSc (Hons) at Memorial, an MSc at Acadia and a PhD at Queen’s universities. She joined the faculty at Memorial in 1988, had a wonderful time and retired in 2017, her love of fungi undiminished. This event is free for all – it is supported by your Nature NL memberships and donations. See the link if you would like to purchase a membership too! Free after hours parking is often available in Lot 15B (by the Music Building). We encourage you to go green – carpool with a friend or take the Metrobus!
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