Upcoming Colorado Fungal Learning Opportunities

by Jennifer Frazer on May 18, 2011

Can *you* ooze blood from your skin without the help of a friendly hemorrhagic fever virus? Didn't think so. This red fluid isn't actually blood, but I have no idea what it is. Hydnellum peckii -- "Strawberries and Cream" -- in the mountains of central Colorado near Winter Park. Author's photo.

So . . . you like what you’ve heard about fungi and want to learn more. And you live in the general Frontal Range area. Then have I got some opportunities for you: next Monday I will be giving the same lecture I gave in March at the Colorado Mycological Society (“The Many Ways to be a Fungus (in Colorado)”) for the Pikes Peak Mycological Society in Colorado Springs. See here if you’d like to come — the meeting is free.

Then, this August, I’ll be once again teaching “Wild Mushrooms” for the Boulder County Nature Association. It’s an evening lecture in Boulder followed by two field trips on Saturday mornings two weeks apart. Lots of fun will be had by all. $80, or $70 if you’re a BCNA member — find out more here.


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kati May 18, 2011 at 11:07 pm

why don’t i ever get to see this stuff when i’m exploring?! must explore harder….

Jennifer Frazer May 19, 2011 at 7:32 am

Check out the moist areas next to creeks and bogs! Those are the best. Wet = fungus heaven. The plants in those areas are often unique too. Lady slipper orchids tend to hang out in bogs, and of course so do mosses and liverworts. Important safety tip: Do not actually step in bog. In addition to being bad for bog, will guarantee a miserable walk back to the car.

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