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Did you miss the recent special Mushrooms with the Museum event? You can watch it now!

On March 7th, 2021, we met for an afternoon of virtual fungal fun via Zoom! Starting with a quick review of Mushroom 101 we then took a deep dive into fungal interactions with plants and animals with our guest experts on insect pathogens (zombie ants!) and the lovable lichen you can find in your own backyard!

In partnership with the Florida Academic Lichen and Fungi Enthusiasts League, we heard from University of Florida scientists and experts from all over the country about the marvelous world of mushrooms.

Video recorded live on March 7, 2021.

Our speaker João Araújo showed a video clip during the presentation that is available here:

Our Planet | Fungus | Clip | Netflix


person with mushroomMatthew E. Smith – Associate Professor, UF Dept. Of Plant Pathology and curator of the UF Fungal Herbarium
person smilingLaurel Kaminsky – Florida Museum Lepidoptera Digitization Manager
person sitting on rail, canal and river boats in background João Araújo – Postdoctoral Researcher, UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation