Alan Rockefeller will present the mushrooms photographed during his Summer 2019 research trip to the Mexican regions of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Jalisco, Michoacá, and Baja California Norte. This talk is free and open to the public.
This event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Headquarters branch library in Meeting Room A.
Alan Rockefeller is a specialist in fungal taxonomy from Chicago who currently lives in Oakland, California. In 2001 he began his autonomous studies in the field of mycology, beginning with the collection of fungi in California. Every year since 2007, he has traveled to Mexico to collect mushrooms; he has now photographed more than 1,500 species of fungi from Mexico. Based on phylogenetic and microscopic analysis he has identified several species not described in the scientific literature. Alan regularly identifies mushrooms for several fungus fairs in Mexico and the USA in addition to identifying on websites such as Mushroom Observer, The Shroomery and iNaturalist.
This event is co-hosted by the Florida Academic Lichen and Fungi Enthusiasts League (F.A.L.A.F.E.L.)