For the January 8th, 2018 meeting, our speaker will be Daniel Winkler speaking on “The Best of Mushroaming”
The meeting will start at 6:30 PM in Room 104, Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park. We will take Daniel to dinner before the meeting around 5:00 at the Blue Water Seafood Grill. Come along to meet Daniel over dinner.
Please note the meeting is at 6:30 PM on Monday January 8th in Room 104, Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park.
Daniel’s short fungal biography:
Daniel is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (both Harbour Publishing, 2011 and 2012) and Amazon Mushrooms (co-authered 2014). He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging for over 20 years in the PNW and beyond, sharing his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator and guide and as PSMS vice-president. In his presentations he is combining his stunning photography with an often funny blend of entertaining stories and scientific information; he likes to refer to as “edutainment”. Having been in love with mushrooms since early childhood Daniel managed to bend his career as an ecologist and geographer focused on High Asia towards researching rural Tibet’s enormous fungal economy. His Cordyceps research has been featured in The Economist, National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, BBC World Service etc. In the last decade Daniel started exploring neotropical fungi. With his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel is organizing mushroom focused eco-adventures to Tibet, Bhutan, China, the Amazon, Colombia, the Austrian Alps and the Pacific Northwest since 2007. [www.mushroaming.com]