Northwest Mushroomers Association Bellingham, Washington State, USA Annual Mushroom Show October 22, 2023 https://www.northwestmushroomers.org early list of speakers: 1. Jack Johnson ( https://www.instagram.com/jackjohnsonn/ ), 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presentation Title: Cryptic Niches: Unusual fungi and where to find them Description: From sap sucking cups to flower mimicking smuts! Tune in to engage with the more bizarre ecologies and ubiquitous oddities of kingdom fungi. A virtual booster pack for your practice of looking closely, Jack will share many novel places that funga call home and novel strategies they've adapted to make it home. Get excited to discover the fungi which hide in plain sight, and rediscover the lives of those you thought you knew in this talk highlighting cryptic beings of the fungal world. Bio: Jack Johnson is a mycologist based out of Bellingham. He graduated from the University of Western Washington with a degree in molecular biology. He serves as president for the Northwest Mushroomers Association and volunteers for The Fungal Diversity Survey (FunDiS); assisting with the FUNDIS West Coast Rare Fungi Challenge and conservation work. 2. Daniel Winkler ( https://mushroaming.com/content/daniels-short-bio ), 1:30pm - 2:30pm Presentation Title: Fungal Fruits of the Forest - Choice edible mushrooms of the PNW. Description: Mushrooms grow in abundance in the Pacific Northwest nearly year around. Some are poisonous, many of no culinary value and a select group are some of the best food to enjoy. Daniel Winkler will present in detail our choice edible mushrooms which are easy to identify, helping one to overcome fungophobia and truly appreciate wild mushrooms along with those that fruit underground or other mushrooms that need much more experience for safe identification. In this richly illustrated presentation Daniel will help you get to know, identify and find many great edible mushrooms while steering you clear of dangerous look-a-likes. You’ll be advised how to properly collect, carefully transport, safely prepare and reliably store your mushrooms. Key in finding prime mushrooms is getting to know their preferred habitat and their seasonality. Daniel will share lots of new insights from his new book “Fruits of the Forest – Handbook to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. In addition, Daniel is mixing in some fungal fun & facts from his ethno-mycological research and Mushroaming adventure travels. Bio: A mushroom educator, trained ecologist, and award-winning photographer, Daniel Winkler grew up collecting mushrooms in the Alps. Winkler has been foraging for more than 25 years in the Paciﬁc Northwest, in addition to South America and High Asia, where he is involved in ethno-mycological ﬁeldwork. He served as vice president of the Puget Sound Mycological Society, who recognized his lifetime of service with their Golden Mushroom Award. Through his travel agency, Mushroaming, Winkler runs mushroom-focused eco-tours all over the world, including the PNW. 3. Alan Rockefeller ( https://www.instagram.com/alan_rockefeller/ ), 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presentation Title: Psilocybin Mushrooms of North America Description : Psilocybin Mushrooms of North America - A modern overview of all of the psilocybin mushrooms found in Canada, USA and Mexico. Includes new species, good photographs and recent insights gained from extensive DNA barcoding. Bio: Alan Rockefeller is an American mycologist who specializes in fungi photography and DNA sequencing. He is known for his work in identifying and classifying mushrooms, especially psilocybin and muscimol mushrooms. He has photographed more than 1,000 species of fungi from Mexico and 1,000 species from California, and has done additional work in numerous countries and across the entire U.S.. Through phylogenetic and microscopic analysis, he has identified several species not described in the scientific literature.