Curry Punk & Jelly Brain – The Conservation & Aesthetics of Fungi
The earth’s rapidly changing climate and environmental issues have come into sharp focus through the demise of charismatic megafauna and the ‘biodiversity crisis’.
But what about stinkhorns and slime moulds?
How do fungi and their kin get our attention when they are not only overshadowed by more ‘popular’ organisms, but are rarely included in our ideas about ‘nature’ or ‘biodiversity’?
Over the last 25 years Alison has divided her time between hemispheres, working both with fungi and their followers. She has been actively involved in fungal conservation and land restoration programs.
In this talk Alison will explore how fungi are perceived across hemispheres in conservation contexts and which fungal flagships best capture the public imagination.
Alison will also some stories from the writing of her recent book, Meetings with Remarkable Mushrooms in which she interacted with fungi and their followers across a dozen countries.
This event is presented as part of the 60th annual Puget Sound Mycological Society Annual Wild Mushroom Show and is sponsored by the PSMS and the Daniel E Stuntz Memorial Foundation.
The full program of talks and events can be viewed at this link.
DATE: SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2023
LOCATION: Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline, WA.
This event is part of the 2023 Wild Mushroom Show. Tickets are for the entire show: 10–5pm
TICKETS: Available at the door. Adults $10, Students $5 with ID card, and children under 12 are free.