Sunday, March 5th / 1pm
We're thrilled to announce an upcoming visit from leading mycologist, author, publisher, and all-around friend of the fungi, Dr. Britt Bunyard. Taking inspiration from the recent thrill of interest in parasitic fungi, Britt will be offering a presentation answering the question: Just what are Cordyceps and "zombie" fungi? And from there, take us on a brief exploration of the crazy, wonderful life of fungi that goes on all around us, mostly hidden in plain sight. Following the presentation, Catskill Fungi founder John Michelotti and Director of the Fungal Diversity Survey Gabriela D'Elia will join for a discussion and questions from the audience.
This event is free and open to the public, with no knowledge of mycology required. However space is limited, so please register if you plan to attend. The presentation is based on features from Britt Bunyard's most recent book, The Lives of Fungi: A Natural History of Our Planet's Decomposers, and signed copies will be available for purchase.
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has worked academically as a mycologist his entire career, teaching a number of university courses and writing scientifically for many research journals and popular science magazines. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS’s NOVA and Wisconsin Foodie television programs; and interviewed or quoted in Discover magazine, The Atlantic, Vox, Vogue, Forbes, Saveur, Eating Well, Hobby Farm, Women’s World, and other magazines and newspapers. Britt serves as Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He has authored several books, including most recently The Lives of Fungi (2022; Princeton University Press).