Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
2015 PSMS Monthly Meeting - Steve Trudell
Steve Trudell, PSMS's scientific adviser, is a forest ecologist and itinerant educator who has been hunting, photographing, and learning about mushrooms for over 35 years. He is author of (and photographer for)
Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (with Joe Ammirati),
Tricholomas of North America: A Mushroom Field Guide (with Alan Bessette, Arleen Bessette, and Bill Roody), and
Mushrooms of the National Forests in Alaska (with Kate Mohatt). Steve has taught mycology, botany, and biology courses at the University of Washington, The Evergreen State College, and Bastyr University, as well as classes and workshops at many mushroom festivals, NAMA forays, and local mushroom club events. His particular interest is in understanding why there is such a tremendous diversity of mushroom-fungi and the roles that they play in forest carbon and nutrient cycling.
The arrival of spring is eagerly awaited by mushroom hunters. Time to get out the basket and head to the woods in search of morels and other fungal quarry. To help refresh your search images, Steve will present a pictorial review of a number of the Pacific Northwest's common spring-fruiting mushrooms.