Fungi are everywhere and have an astounding variety of shapes, sizes, and uses. Some produce mushrooms – big, small, edible, or poisonous. Some are pathogens that cause serious disease in plants, animals, or humans. Some produce compounds that we consume or use as medicinal treatments. Some degrade wood. Many form underground networks that connect plants in a community.
To begin to illustrate this remarkable diversity, Dr. Laura Robertson of Shepherd University will introduce five (of the many) fungi that you might find in your backyard: Pheasant-back, Split-gill, Lion’s Mane, Green-spored Parasol, and Cedar-apple rust.
May 12, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Free, no reservation required. Access the Zoom link on the Potomac Valley Audubon Society website.By Staff Contributor