Tom McCoy, Programs Chair of the Mycological Association of Washington D.C., will introduce us to mushrooms that are villains and heroes to human civilization. Ergot and huitlacoche, parasites of cereal grains, have had incredible impacts on human history due to their close proximity to a choice edible food. Ergot is likely the deadliest fungus of all time, while huitlacoche helped to build one of the ancient world’s great empires.
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Recordings will be sent to registrants who cannot attend live. This event is hosted by the Audubon Naturalist Society as part of the Naturalist Hour series. Member fee $12/Nonmember fee $15.
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