Macabre Mushrooms:

Ghouls of the Woods

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 6 p.m.

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From bizarre appearances to odd sexual proclivities to digestive modes that are downright appalling, these tales will delight Halloween revelers and offend Victorian sensibilities. Hosted by Mycologist Christian Schwarz of UCSC.

Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He studied Ecology and Evolution at UCSC, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching macrofungi. He is coauthor of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is passionate about citizen science, especially iNaturalist.

Originally posted on https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/macabre-mushrooms/.  Have some spooky mushrooms in your house?  Call Fun Guy Inspections (866) 674-7541!