Welcome to the 5th annual and first ever VIRTUAL Tilden Fungus Fair!
Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM: Welcome and Overview of Event
10:15 AM: Long Term Mushroom Monitoring: Lessons from a Three-year Effort
Join mycologist and author Christian Schwarz in a discussion of mushroom monitoring in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
11:00 AM: Q&A with Christian Schwarz
11:15 AM: A Naturalist’s Guide to Mushroom Identification Books
Naturalist Trent Pearce shares his extensive (some might say excessive) collection of mushroom guidebooks.
11:45 AM: Culinary Endeavors with Matsutake
Mycophyle and gastronomist Morgan Evans takes us on a culinary journey through the world of mushroom cooking.
12:30 PM: Q&A with Morgan Evans
12:45 PM: Mushrooms of Lake Merritt
Local naturalist Damon Tighe leads us through the world of urban mushrooms at Oakland’s Lake Merritt.
1:30 PM: Q&A with Damon Tighe
1:45 PM: Bay Area MycoBlitz Results
Naturalist Trent Pearce reviews the iNatualist Mycoblitz, sharing the most commonly observed species in the Bay Area from the past week.
2:00 PM: Fungus Trivia
Naturalist Constance Taylor hosts a Kahoot-based fungus trivia that will challenge even the most seasoned mycologists.
2:45 PM: Event wrap-up, final Q&A
3:00 PM: Event ends