UPCOMING EVENTS - MAY 1, 2013
We have a club favorite this month, Whitey Hitchcock, Appalachian Renaissance Man and now author of a new book, "Soul of a Teacher: Be the Hero of Your Own Story" and a new blog:
Among other topics, he will be discussing the Morels he found in 33 degree soil temp earlier this year.
Whitey is now serving his second term as county commissioner after retiring from a distinguished and rewarding career as a high school Biology teacher. His High School Elective Anatomy and Human Cadaver lab has inspired a hugely disproportionate number of students from rural Tennessee to go on to careers in science and medicine. His passions include a love of mushrooms, finding, identifying, eating, dyeing and creating with them. As you will learn, he is someone who dives headfirst into an interest and doesn't come up for air until he's soaked through and through. Come to be educated, entertained and enlightened.
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The meeting will be at the Intown Community Church, 2059 Lavista Road, Atlanta, 30329. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 with a social time for snacking, identifying mushrooms, browsing guides and making friends. The social time begins at 6:30. Members bring snacks each month. A sign up list for volunteering to bring snacks will be passed around. This is a chance to learn some, connect some and get filled in on some of the club's plans for the year.
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DID YOU KNOW...
Beauveria bassiana is a fungus that acts as a parasite on various arthropods. This fungus may be the first hard evidence that diseases are caused by germs when the Italian entomologist Agostino Bassi found it to be the source of silkworm deaths in 1865.
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