Program: Why you should learn to love mushrooms

When:
November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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2017-11-15T20:00:00-06:00
Where:
Community Room at the West Arlington Police Station
2060 W Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
USA

This presentation will introduce you to the world and biology of fungi and the critical role that they play in all ecosystems. We will explore their various lifestyles and examine their relationship to humans.

Denis Benjamin is a Resident Research Associate at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas where he curates the mycology collection and teaches about fungi. He retired from Medical practice as a pediatric pathologist, spending thirty years at Seattle Children’s Hospital and ten years at Cook Children’s.  He is author of the landmark book on the health effects of mushrooms (Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas) and published a collection of mushroom foraging essays (Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging). He is also a watercolorist focusing on fungi and botanical art.

Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive
The program is free and open to the public.