Toad stools and mushrooms popping up in your lawn? Not sure how to identify which ones to eat or which ones not to touch? Bring your questions and your collecting basket, and join Dr. Juan Mata, Associate Professor in Biology from the University of South Alabama, on Saturday September 8 from 10 am to 11:30 am at The Crosby Arboretum Visitor Center. Dr. Mata returns this summer to treat folks to a guided mushroom walk of the Arboretum grounds. His students have called him “the best biology teacher in the south.” Learn about fungi’s fascinating ecology, taxonomy, and relationship to mankind. Program is free to members and $5 for non-members. Register by September 7.
Below are images of fungi at The Crosby Arboretum taken by me this past year. I am hoping to get them identified!
Sr Curator R. Stafne
Images and Text Copyright Mississippi State University, 2012