Members Meeting November 23rd at 7:30pm

Welcome back to the fall and winter season of MST meetings! We've missed you and we hope you can join us on Zoom this coming Monday, November 23rd at 7:30pm for our online members meeting. 

Parasites of the Fungal World: Achlorophyllous plants, fungal molds, and other Fun-Gis that just can't seem to live without each other.

Presented by Mikhael Crystallah-Selk

Mikhael is the taxonomist/science leader for SOMA, the Sonoma County Mycological Association. He will be focusing his presentation on species found in Northern California and Oregon with some species that crossover into our region.

Ten years ago Mikhael blew out his back working retail. It took him three years of physical therapy to teach himself how to walk without a cane. Much of that time was spent slowly walking through the woods, where he began to pay attention to the amazing diversity of fungi surrounding him. A mild curiosity soon became a passionate new (for him) field of study. He found himself fortuitous enough to begin learning from experts around the world, allowing him to fast-track his studies. He currently specializes in Jelly Fungi and taxonomy in general, volunteering hours per day poring through observations, while maintaining a full time job as an aspiring chef.

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