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Monthly Meeting: Bruch Reed: Saving the Mushrooms:NAMA’s Voucher Collection Project

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saving the Mushrooms: NAMA’s Voucher Collection Project
Join North American Mycological Association (NAMA) Chief Operating Officer Bruch Reed for a personal wander through both the history of NAMA going back to its 1950s nascence, with a focus on its vaunted Voucher Collection Project, through which NAMA members have built an astonishing record of our continent’s fungal biodiversity by depositing over 4,000 fungal specimens into the permanent collection at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History.
Bruch Reed is proud to serve as chief operating officer for NAMA. Following a youth in which his family taught him mushroom-pursuing basics, he lucked into friendships with several of our time’s mycological leading lights, including Dr. PatrickLeacock, who brought him into the Illinois MycologicalAssociation in 2007 and through whom he met the late, great Gary Lincoff, as well as Dr. Britt A. Bunyard, who generously invited him into the magical world of far-flung forays and appointed him to the editorial board of FUNGI Magazine. In recent years, he has been honored to work with successive Wisconsin Mycological Society presidents Dr. Theresa “Tess” Kenney and Melissa Perry-Klotka, as well as renowned russulogist Tavis Lynch, to develop and teach the Wild Mushroom Certification Course for the State of Wisconsin. Besides pursuing fungi, he is a secret plant nerd who grows a few hundred orchids in his Chicago apartment, and acts.

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Date:
July 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm