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Amazing Fungi – The Dark Matter that Bounds all Life
May 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) on Saturday, May 27th when mycologist, Tradd Cotter, will present, “Amazing Fungi – The Dark Matter that Bounds all Life,” at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve at 10:30 a.m.
Join mushroom expert Tradd Cotter, mycologist and founder of Mushroom Mountain, for a fascinating lecture on native plants and their fungal partners. In order to sustain life on this planet, a complex matrix of organisms has evolved to orchestrate the balance. Plants and fungi have merged and continue to unveil the benefits of collaborating with nature. We have a lot to learn from these relationships, and understanding the respect they have for each other can teach us more than just soil biology. Our native plant communities are communicating through their own internet, reaching out to other organisms to help repair the ecosystems that perpetuate life on this planet.
This is a free program, open to the public.
For more information about WCP, visit walnutcreekpreserve.com. Please note, WCP is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).
Visit http://pacolet.org/upcoming-events-hikes/ for more information.