November General Meeting: Christian Schwarz (by )

? WHEN: 11/18/2015, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Doors open at 7, with refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Christian Schwarz.

Join us for his talk on "The UCSC Herbarium Sequencing Project".  
Where We're At 
What We've Learned & Where We're Headed.

A summary of the status and results of the ambitious sequencing project funded by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz and the PSMS. We'll also discuss future investigation we intend to do as well as directions for expansion.

Christian Schwarz is a mushroom enthusiast and taxonomist and citizen science advocate from Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He studied at UCSC, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, and making scientific collections of macrofungi. He is coauthor of the upcoming field guide "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast", and is slowly building a mycoflora of Santa Cruz County ( He also writes a blog called Notes of a ( Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms (from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublime). He has travelled in search of fungi throughout the United States, as well as central America, Indonesia, and Europe. Besides mushroom taxonomy and mycofloristics, he’s an excitable birder and passionate about citizen science in general. 

Here is the link to the last years video on the Mycoflora Project