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2021 Tilden Fungus Fair

Saturday, January 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Welcome to the 5th annual (and first ever VIRTUAL) Tilden Fungus Fair!

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM: Welcome and Overview of Event

10:15 AM:  Long Term Mushroom Monitoring: Lessons from a Three-year Effort
Join mycologist and author Christian Schwarz in a discussion of mushroom monitoring in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

11:00 AM: Q&A with Christian Schwarz

11:15 AM: A Naturalist’s Guide to Mushroom Identification Books
Naturalist Trent Pearce shares his extensive (some might say excessive) collection of mushroom guidebooks.

11:45 AM:  Culinary Endeavors with Matsutake
Mycophyle and gastronomist Morgan Evans takes us on a culinary journey through the world of mushroom cooking.

12:30 PM: Q&A with Morgan Evans

12:45 PM: Mushrooms of Lake Merritt
Local naturalist Damon Tighe leads us through the world of urban mushrooms at Oakland’s Lake Merritt.

1:30 PM: Q&A with Damon Tighe

1:45 PM:  Bay Area MycoBlitz Results
Naturalist Trent Pearce reviews the iNatualist Mycoblitz, sharing the most commonly observed species in the Bay Area from the past week.

2:00 PM: Fungus Trivia
Naturalist Constance Taylor hosts a Kahoot-based fungus trivia that will challenge even the most seasoned mycologists.

2:45 PM: Event wrap-up, final Q&A

3:00 PM: Event ends

Register here!