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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 - 7:30pm
PSMS Monthly Meeting
Danny Miller - DNA Surprises from the PSMS Bridle Trails Project
Doors open at 6:30 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Come early and bring any mushrooms you want identified!
PSMS has a pilot program with the continent-wide North American MycoFlora project, where many PSMS members regularly venture to Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland. There we photograph and collect mushrooms for later study. For almost 4 years now, we've been going about once every two weeks during the spring and fall seasons, and the first DNA results are now back! Come hear stories of what we've found and some surprising discoveries! It's inspiring to see what interesting work citizen science can accomplish, and we hope it will inspire more people to join projects like this.
Danny is the Education Chair at PSMS, as well as the club Librarian and ID Committee co-ordinator and an emergency poisoning point person for King County Washington Poison Control. Danny also belongs to the PNW Key Council, a group of amateur and professional mycologists and is a co-author of MatchMaker with Ian Gibson, the free PNW mushroom ID program for the PC and MAC. He has a big interest in taxonomy and figuring out where all of the mushrooms fit into the fungal tree of life.