Meetings with Remarkable Mushrooms
Once overlooked in the Anglosphere, fungi are finally having their moment. Mycologists and mushroom seekers have always known their worth but these exhilarating new poster organisms have captured the public imagination.
Alison’ third book, Meetings with Remarkable Mushrooms is a captivating journey into the sensory realms of fungi. It’s told through first-hand stories – from the Australian desert to Iceland’s glaciers to America’s Cascade Mountains – where we encounter glowing ghost fungi and the enigma of the lobster mushroom.
The book presents new questions and insights about fungi but is also an intimate celebration of their astonishing beauty and complexity. It melds science and personal reflection to explore overlooked themes, among them – fungi and fire, fungi and climate change, fungi and aesthetics, fungi in ecosystem restoration, and fungi and indigenous wisdom.
Join us to hear Alison share stories of her travels across hemispheres in search of fungi and their followers.
We’ll dwell with fungal allies and aliens, discover how fungi hold forests together, and why humans are deeply intwined with these compelling organisms.
What can we learn from the lives of fungi? Meetings with Remarkable Mushrooms brings us to our knees, magnifier in hand, to find out.
This event is presented by the Illinois Mycological Association.
The full program of talks and events can be viewed at this link.
FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2023
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA
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