Monday, May 18, 2020

The Most Poisonous Mushrooms (May 18)

Assessing risk is one of the most important things we do as humans, and mycology (the study of mushrooms) is no exception.

Distinguishing the poisonous from the delicious is square one for beginning mushroom hunters. But what if we're almost completely ignoring the world's truly dangerous fungi?

Are these magic kind safe, Chris?
Let's take a tour of candidates for this category, exploring our blind spots, discussing problems of scale, and thinking together about how to move forward as a civilization.

The Los Angeles Mycological Society (LA's Mushroom Club or LAMS) is hosting UC Santa Cruz Norris Center Mycologist Christian Schwarz to take us on this online tour.

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