The Los Angeles Mycological Society (LAMS) is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi). LAMS is an eclectic group of mycologists, foodies, nature lovers, and mushroom aficionados. Please join us if you are interested in learning about the amazing world of mushrooms, including: how to correctly identify a mushroom, learning about the health benefits of mushrooms, how you can grow your own mushrooms, and about the critical role mushrooms play in the evolution of this planet. For more information about LAMS and its activities please visit our web site. (http://www.lamushrooms.org/index.html)
Speaker: Alan Rockefeller
Program: "Hongos Insólitos de México"
Hongos Insólitos de México features hundreds of photographs of unusual, rare and interesting mushrooms photographed in Southern Mexico. There will be Bioluminescent Mycena, psychoactive Amanita and Psilocybe and unusual stinkhorns.
More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page:
Directions to the museum here:
Speaker: Dr. M. Catherine Aime
Program: "Rusts Never Sleep"
In terms of species numbers and ubiquity, rust fungi are an incredibly successful lineage. Together, the more than 7000 described species form the largest known group of plant pathogens, while also having incredibly complex life cycles. This talk will explore the biology of these fascinating organisms and discuss the contributions that molecular systematics have made to our understanding of their evolution.
More information about LAMS events is available on the Calendar (http://www.lamushrooms.org/calendar.html) page.
Directions to the museum here. (http://www.lamushrooms.org/directions.html)