One benefit of living in the oceanic climates of BC is that we enjoy two springs in one year. In March and April we are treated to a magnificent show of local wildflowers. In October, our soils thrust up an equally colourful bloom of matchless (and often munchable) mushrooms. Most of these fall mushrooms live in intimate relationships with the BC forest vegetation. This talk, based on a chapter of Kem’s new book, Boundary Layer, explores the science, scientists, and scenery of the wild mycorrhizal mushrooms.
Kem Luther, a naturalist and writer, grew up in the Nebraska Sandhills; studied at Loyola (Chicago), Cornell, the University of Chicago, York University and the University of Toronto; and taught at Eastern Mennonite University, Sheridan College, York University, and the University of Toronto. He is the author of Boundary Layer, Cottonwood Roots, and The Next Generation Gap.
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