In honor of today’s Science Seminar on Mushroom Biology and Fungal Biotechnology, with special guest Dr. Omoanghe S. Isikhuemhen from NC A&T University, we are highlighting a couple of mush reads!
Also, some pictures of locally found mushrooms just for fun(gi)!
The Fungarium by Katie Scott and Ester Gaya is a great overview of the kingdom fungi. With detailed and colorful illustrations you get an up close look at all kinds of wonderful mushrooms and fungi found throughout the world. Learn which ones are found where, which ones you can eat, and which ones you should definitely avoid (hint: the one called Destroying Angel is not good to eat). Check this book out from the Main Campus Library.
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake is a book that takes you beyond mushrooms and into the world of fungi. Learn about the Wood Wide Web, how and why some mushrooms kill us and other take us on trips, and the real life zombies some fungi create. Whether you’re an experienced mushroom hunter or brand new to fungi in general, this book will teach you something new and give you hope for our future with fungi. Available at the Main Campus Library.
And now, a selection of local mushrooms for your viewing pleasure:
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