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Macabre Mushrooms with Christian Schwarz

Santa Cruz Museum Of Natural History
Thu Oct 29 6pm - 7pm Ages: family friendly
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About Macabre Mushrooms with Christian Schwarz

From bizarre appearances to odd sexual proclivities, and digestive modes that are downright appalling, mycologist Christian Schwarz has tales to share about freakish fungi that will delight Halloween revelers and offend Victorian sensibilities.
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This program is part of the Halloween series, Museum of the Macabre, presented by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.
Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He studied Ecology and Evolution at UCSC, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching macrofungi. He is coauthor of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is passionate about citizen science, especially iNaturalist.

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