Poland and North Carolina: Are the Wild Mushrooms the Same or Different?
Special presentation by Van Cotter
WHEN: Saturday, April27 at 2:15PM
WHERE: Scott Hall, room 216, 2711 Founders Drive Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States (map)
If you face D.H.Library from Hillsborough Street/Founders Dr, Scott Hall building is on the right of the library. Front entry is closed at this time of the day. Please use stairs to go down to open patio and then turn right going towards open staircase on side of the Scott Hall building. Follow stairs up to room 216
Admission is free! All are welcome!
Club will provide refreshments at the event.
The talk will explore the wild mushrooms that fruit in Poland and in North Carolina, their ecological roles, their culinary value, and their taxonomy. Do the same mushrooms occur in both places?
Van Cotter's passionate interest in fungi began when he was assistant manager on a fruit tree farm in Michigan watching beautiful cherries succumb to fungal brown rot. For his graduate degrees he studied beech bark disease in New England and then boletes (friends of the forest) in the Himalaya. His career in the Crop Protection Industry was focused on finding new chemicals to control fungal diseases, nematodes and insects. In retirement he has been volunteering teaching and working mycological research projects at local Universities and in Farmer-to-Farmer assignments around the world in mushroom cultivation, crop protection and management of mycorrhizae in forest nurseries.