Blue Ridge Mycological Society: A Resilient Planet Needs Fungi Now!

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Tony Russell

The Blue Ridge Mycological Society is pleased to sponsor a special lecture by Britt Bunyard entitled “A Resilient Planet Needs Fungi Now!” The lecture will be held in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building in Charlottesville, VA, on Tuesday, February 13, at 7 PM. His talk will feature fascinating stories and captivating photographs from his recently published book, “The Lives of Fungi: A Natural History of Our Planet’s Decomposers,” and it should delight anyone who is fascinated by all things natural.

Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has published over 100 academic and popular science papers. An
enthusiastic evangelizer and author of numerous books on mycology, Britt has been featured on the BBC World Service’s Newshour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and PBS’s NOVA. Britt serves as Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. In 2021 Britt was awarded the Gary Lincoff Award “For Contributions to Amateur Mycology,” by the North American Mycological Association—NAMA’s most prestigious honor for American mycologists.

The event is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at: The Ivy Creek Natural area address is 1780 Earlysville Rd in Charlottesville.

The Blue Ridge Mycological Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that aims to learn about fungus and share that knowledge as a way to spark an interest in others.
President: Pat Mitchell

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