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Date(s) - 04/18/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve


Our guest speaker will be Britt Bunyard, editor of FUNGI Magazine presenting Diptera Strangelove. Or, How the fly learned to stop worrying about amatoxins and love the death cap.

“There is to be no fighting in the War Room!” You know how you’ve always heard do not eat Amanita mushrooms…they’re deadly poisonous to all animals? Well it’s not entirely true. This presentation is by Britt Bunyard who has studied mushroom flies, and other insects associated with mushrooms, for decades. Diptera Strangelove is a lecture, with pretty photos, for all audiences with no prior knowledge needed. The focus will be on strange mushrooms and the stranger insects that love them…in strange ways. Oh and if you’ve never seen the classic movie Doctor Strangelove, now you have a good excuse. There may be a quiz.

Britt Bunyard is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books, most recently Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States (2012) by The Ohio State University Press. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, National Geographic Magazine, PBS’s NOVA television program, and in 2016 was made Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He is the co-editor of MycoEpithalamia: Mushroom Wedding Poems (The FUNGI Press, 2016).

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