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Dr. Tom Bruns: Complexity, Simplicity, and Convergence – a tour through the evolutionary history of the Basidiomycota
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Thursday, January 12, 2017| 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Note: Michael Castellano, originally slated as our January speaker, had weather problems and cannot make this meeting. We are trying to reschedule his talk.

Dr. Bruns presents "Complexity, Simplicity, and Convergence – a tour through the evolutionary history of the Basidiomycota".

Prof. Tom Bruns received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Botany in 1987, and went on to a postdoctoral position at the University of California Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1989. His research is focused on fungal ecology and systematics and he has published over 150 scientific papers in this area.

He is a recent past president of the Mycological Society of America, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Academy of Science, and the Mycological Society of America. He teaches introductory and advanced courses on fungi at Berkeley, and has won distinguished teaching awards from the College of Natural Resources and the Mycological Society of America for his efforts.

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.

12th Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair

February 11, 2017 - Collecting Foray | Red Barn, Bear Valley


Join us for a collecting foray 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We'll meet in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot to organize. Be sure to bring a basket or bag, water, compass, knife, pencil/pen, and a lunch.

This is a collecting event for the fair, not a guided foray. Be prepared to learn, and be prepared to participate!

Bring collections to the Red Barn starting at 1:00 pm for identification. No registration required; just show up before 10:00 am. Contact David Rust 510.468.5014 for more details.

February 12, 2017 - Fungus Fair | Bear Valley Visitor Center

Join us for the 12th annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair. Attend free lectures in the Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium. Learn about fungi and their role in the many Point Reyes habitats, from grasslands to redwoods. See the remarkable colors and shapes of wild mushrooms collected in the park. Be sure to see the mushroom display tables in back of the Visitor Center.

Sponsored by Point Reyes National Seashore and Bay Area Mycological Society! Contact David Rust 510.468.5014 for more details. Visit our event page to learn more.