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Fungus for Fun 11th Annual Girdwood Fungus Forest Fair

  • Aug08
    Wednesday All Day
  • Aug 09
    Thursday All Day
  • Girdwood Community Center 250 Egloff Drive
    Girdwood, AK 99587 United States

Fungus Fair is now brought to you by the newly formed Turnagain Arm Mycological Society.  

Mix 103.1 has a team of researchers scouring the web, the town, and the world to keep all of us in the know when it comes down to getting down with the State of Alaska and enjoying all that it has to offer. Even Fungus. Happy Summer Everybody. Lets have Fun-Gus.

Fungus Master of the Pacific Northwest

Steve Trudell

The Pacific Northwest Fungus Master is back! Author of Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (a must-have reference for this part of Alaska) and Tricholomas of North America, Steve will once again grace us with his vast mycology-knowledge. He has been identifying and photographing mushrooms and studying their ecology for over 30 years. Steve belongs to the Mycological Society of America, North American Mycological Association, and the International Mycorrhiza Society, writes for several mycological publications, and frequently serves as foray mycologist or invited lecturer for mycological societies and other nature groups. His research interests include the roles of fungi in forest nutrient cycling (bio excerpt borrowed from Timberpress).  Copies of his books will be available for purchase at the Fungus Fair, along with autograph opportunities!

Noah Siegel

Noah’s field mycology skills are extensive – he has spent over two decades seeking, photographing, identifying, and furthering his knowledge about all aspects of macrofungi. He has hunted for mushrooms throughout the United States and Canada, as well as on multiple expeditions to New Zealand and Australia. He is one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation, having won numerous awards from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) photography contest. His technique and attention to detail are unrivaled, arising from a philosophy of maximizing utility for identification purposes while maintaining a high degree of aesthetic appeal. His photographs have appeared on the covers and have been featured in articles of multiple issues of FUNGI Magazine and Mushroom the Journal, the primary mushroom enthusiast magazines in the United States, numerous mushroom books, as well as many club publications.He just finished, along with Christian Schwarz, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, a comprehensive guide for the northern California coast. Noah travels and lectures extensively across America, following the mushrooms from coast to coast, and everywhere in between.

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