Colorado Mushrooms: A World of Wonder at Your Feet
Boletes, Amanitas, Lecciniums… all mushrooms are so much more than just edibles or non-edibles. These fascinating fungi are essential partners for many plants in our native ecosystems. Understanding this important relationship enhances the amateur mushroom enthusiast’s search and enjoyment of local mushrooms. Join Vera Evenson, Curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at the Denver Botanic Gardens, for an imaginary hike through aspen groves, along waterways, on high passes and in the subalpine regions of spruce/fir to examine the animals, plants, and mushrooms we might find there. Learn identification clues and gain great appreciation for the amazing diversity of mushrooms in our local habitats.
Free Members/$5 Non Members
Date: July 28, 2016 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location: Hallam Lake | 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen | 970.925.5756
Event website: aspennature.org