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Danny Miller: Fungal Philosophies — Mythbusters, or Fungal Fables Debunked
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Danny Miller

February’s speaker is Danny Miller. His enlightening and entertaining presentation is titled, “Mushroom Mythbusters — Fungal Fables Debunked.” Danny, with his sharp wit and keen sense of humor, will share his insights, delights, and observations with you and correct some of the misconceptions about fungi that you may have.

Danny first became interested in mushrooms in 2007 after seeing many strange and colorful creatures in the forest while hiking off-trail, and finally decided he had to find out what the heck they were. The more he learned, the more interesting they became, and his interest just hasn’t stopped. Now Danny is on the Puget Sound Mycological Society Board of Trustees, is our Librarian and Education Chair, and is on the ID Committee. He is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Key Council and, with Ian Gibson, is a co-author of MatchMaker, the free PNW mushroom identification program for your personal computer. His major interest is in fungal taxonomy. When not exploring the woods and looking for mushrooms, Danny has directed and acted on the SecondStory Repertory stage, and has also worked with their Split 2nd Improv group. He has also served on the SecondStory Repertory Board of Directors since 2004.

Doors open at 7:30. Meeting starts promptly at 8:00.