Mushrooms, Mycorrhizae, Magic and Madness: An Introduction to Mycology (elective)


Instructor: Juan Luis Mata, Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of South Alabama

Saturday June 23 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $45 | Non-Members $50

The study of fungi is an immense field. This class will focus on the macrofungi, which include any type of fungal reproductive structure that is evident to the naked eye. Recognition of the major groups of macrofungi will be taught with special attention to those forming beneficial symbiotic relationships with plants. After an introductory lecture - participants will collect specimens in The Gardens for detailed examination and hands-on learning. Final remarks on macrofungal ecology, diversity and importance, and useful tips - will conclude the class.