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The Ecology of Mycology

January 28 2021 from 6:00 pm 7:30 pm


$10 member / $25 nonmember (per person)
Instructor: Chris Garza
Ages 12 and up

Registration is closed. Check out our next Nature Revealed class – Wild Romance!

Fungi are so much more than simple decomposers. A mushroom is just the visible tip of the fungal iceberg – these organisms are actually a vast network of filaments, always searching for new interactions. In this class, we’ll focus on some of our local fungi and their complex relationships with plants, insects, and humans. We’ll learn how some fungi form “social networks” with plants and help them gather nutrients, while others are plant parasites. We’ll even explore the ways that fungi can trick insects into doing their bidding!

The class will be recorded, and the video will be sent out after the class. Registrants will receive a class link on their receipt and will need to use this link to pre-register for the class on Zoom.

The Arboretum grounds, including the trails and Nature Playscape, will REOPEN on Thursday, July 18! All classes and events through Sunday, July 21 have been cancelled, and the Nature Center building remains closed at this time.