20200114 - Victoria - DeathCap Talk - Jan 14 2020

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    Death Cap Mushrooms in B.C.
    Victoria Natural History Society – To know nature, and keep it worth knowing
    January 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Room 159, Fraser Building, Fraser Bldg, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada

    Death Cap Mushrooms in B.C.

    January’s presentation will fan VNHS members’ inherent mycophobia by focusing on the introduced Death Cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides). The evening will begin with a quick review of mushroom biology. We’ll also consider important questions such as: how did this species arrive on our shores; how and why is it becoming more widespread and abundant on southern Vancouver Island; and how long before it kills us all (and all of our pets also)? Andy MacKinnon is a retired forest ecologist, and President of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society.

    We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 159 of the Fraser Building, University of Victoria. Everyone is welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.50.

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