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Sierra College Science Series Presents: Discovering the Mushrooms of the Sierra

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As part of the NCC Science Series, Daniel Nicholson will present: Discovering the Mushrooms of the Sierra. The presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday, February 10, from 6:30–7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, building, N-12. This presentation is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please come early for a meet and greet and refreshments at 6:00 pm.

Our understanding of mushrooms taxonomy on the west coast of North America has undergone major transformations over the past few decades. Increasing community interest in the kingdom of fungi, expansions in the capacity of DNA analysis, the development of web-based fungi databases, and the creation of mycological societies and bio-blitzes by dedicated amateur and professional mycologists have all contributed to the growth of our knowledge of Sierra and California mushrooms. Daniel will provide an introduction into how these developments have collectively produced the data that informs our current state of knowledge. 

About our presenter, Daniel Nicholson:

Daniel is naturalist and horticulturalist who has chosen to live close to nature in the Sierra foothills. He spends his time managing an organic farm, teaching natural history, and maintaining the restoration and education activities for the Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) where he has been on the board of directors since 2001. He also does field biology work for the USFS with botany and mycology focus. Nicholson was a major contributor and editor to the most current Sierra natural history guides. He spearheads the YWI’s citizen based science project the “Fungus Foray” now on its 17th year of occurrence. He continues his own research on Sierra Nevada fungi research, identification, and photography from his home in Nevada County. 

The Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available for purchase at the dispenser located at the main campus entrance. For more information about this seminar and others in this series, contact the series coordinator, Jason Giuliani at: jgiuliani@sierracollege.edu.

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