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BAMS Monthly Meeting

Debbie Viess: California Myco-Wizard in the Land of OZ
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Debbie Viess

BAMS Co-Founder Debbie Viess presents, "California Myco-Wizard in the Land of OZ", a fun and engaging talk about the marvelous natural history of the Eastern Coast of Australia, from steamy Tropical Queensland to the chilly shores of Phillips Island. Fungi both familiar and utterly strange as well as a sampling of the curious creatures which dwell on this island/continent/country will be shown and discussed. Let Amanitarita be your guide to the magic of OZ, which is what the Aussies call their magnificent and dazzlingly different home. Prepare to be enchanted!

Doors open at 7:30. Meeting starts promptly at 8:00.

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Rick Kerrigan: Agaricus of North America
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Rick Kerrigan

Rick Kerrigan was born and raised in California. He holds three degrees focused on mycology, including a doctorate from University of California, Santa Barbara (1989). His mentors include David Arora and Dr. Harry Thiers. Kerrigan has published many peer-reviewed and symposium papers on Agaricus, and a small volume on Agaricaceae of California, Volume 6 (Mad River Press, 1996). Pre-2016, he had introduced and named 11 or so new species or subspecies of Agaricus. He has also been awarded several US and international patents on new mushroom varieties and technologies. Rick has worked in the mushroom industry since 1991 at Sylvan, Inc., a mushroom spawn company. For most of that time he directed the company’s US research effort and led the strain development team.

Kerrigan's new book, “Agaricus of North America”, is scheduled to release in September, 2016; it will, among other things, introduce and name more than 40 new species, subspecies and varieties of Agaricus.

Doors open at 7:30. Meeting starts promptly at 8:00.

Sycamore Grove Mushroom Madness

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sycamore Grove/Veterans Park | Livermore, California

Join Ranger Amy Wolitzer and BAMS' Debbie Veiss for the annual mushroom hunt at 1:00 pm. Meet at Sycamore Grove/Veterans Park 5035 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA 94550. We always find lots of interesting mushrooms at Sycamore Grove. After the hunt, we'll regroup at the picnic area to view and discuss the finds of the day. Please use this map to find us. We are meeting at the ranger office located up the road that goes to the Veterans Hospital. For more information, contact Debbie Viess at 510.430.9353.