Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Jewett Interpretive Center, Gardenview Room 
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA 98901

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Colleen Adams-Schuppe 
Yakima Area Arboretum 

Mushroom MycenaceaeFlavorful, Fancy & Foul Fungi
From Far Flung Places Around the World

Favolaschia sp. (Mycenaceae) found in Chalalan, Bolivia by Daniel Winkler February 2012.

The Yakima Valley Mushroom Society invites Daniel Winkler, world traveler, mushroom expert, and author to share some of his stunning images, and entertaining and educational stories from his journeys to far flung places around the Daniel Winklerworld.

The hunting grounds range from dark mountain forests and vast alpine meadows, to village markets, restaurants and home kitchens. You will encounter many famous and familiar mushrooms in exotic places you never expected. The fancy flavorful mushrooms will be accompanied by fascinatingly odd fungal fellows, some of them stinky, slimy and incredibly beautiful, others eerily strange and more precious than gold.

Daniel's mushroom photos are from places as diverse as Tibet, Bhutan, China, Peru, Ecuador, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the US [Hawaii, Alaska, and also Colorado, California, Oregon and his resident state, Washington].

Checkout some of the photos used in Daniel's lectures at http://www.danielwinkler.com/lecture_summary92.htm.

About Daniel Winkler

Daniel is the author of "A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest" (Harbour Publishing 2011). He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging for the last 15 years in the PNW and working as mushroom educator and guide. Daniel trained as a geographer and ecologist and works as researcher and NGO consultant on environmental issues of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas [see www.danielwinkler.com ]. Working in Tibet, Daniel realized that Tibet’s diverse mushroom industry plays a crucial role in rural Tibet and thus has been researching Tibet’s ethnomycology for over 10 years. With his travel agency MushRoaming LLC he is annually organizing and leading several mushroom focused eco-tours to Tibet and South America [www.mushroaming.com].