The Cryptic Lives of Fungi Within The Leaves of Trees Talk by Joey Tanney January 16, 2020 Victoria, BC Native Plant Study Group Portraits of Endophytes: The Cryptic Lives of Fungi Within The Leaves Of Trees Virtually all healthy leaves are colonized by fungi that are collectively called endophytes. These fungi are very diverse and include species with complex life histories and a bewildering range of plant hosts. Similar to the human microbiome, endophytes may have a profound effect on plant health, influencing resistance to a variety of stresses such as drought, soil toxicity, and even insect and pathogen attack. This meandering presentation by Joey Tanney will provide insight into the identification and natural history of these ubiquitous yet mysterious fungi — and guarantee that your walks in the forest will never be the same. IMPORTANT: ** NEW ROOM ** NEW BUILDING Cornett Bldg, Room A121 at University of Victoria Parking lot #4 Meeting Agenda: 6:45-7:00 Arrive for meeting 7:00-7:30 Announcements, Upcoming Events, Questions about Native Plants 7:30-7:45 Refreshment Break + chatting 7:45-8:45 Presentation by Speaker (includes questions) 8:45-9:00 Plant Raffle! Cost: Members: FREE (Membership $25/yr) Non-Members: drop-in by donation Students: FREE Notes: $3.50 for parking at UVic Along with a friend, you are welcome to bring – Any and all questions about native plants or native plant gardening for our experienced group of native plant gardeners – Loonies/toonies for treats and tea at the refreshment break – Box to carry home lots of native plants & seeds available by raffle $1 for 1 ticket or $2 for 3 tickets – Travel mug or coffee mug for refreshments – Potted and labelled native plants or items of interest for the raffle – Some cookies or other shareable treats for 3 free draw tickets!