Biology covers vast fields, with experts in some areas able to spend entire lives without touching other areas of the science of living things.
Working on the effects of climate change, many different areas of biology need to be tapped to figure out what is going on, and what might happen.
Old friend Greg Marley, one of the very few I’d trust to identify edible wild ‘shrooms, presents a session on mushrooms in Maine, tomorrow. Mushrooms had a tough go of it in Maine over the last season. Why? Marley may offer suggestions, you may have some data.
In any case, if you’re in or near Brunswick, Maine, this is one of the better things you could do tomorrow; I hear from Marley:
The Maine Mycological Association is holding their second Winter Lecture this Saturday, Jan 30 In Brunswick.
Many people talk about the cold wet year that we just allowed to slip into history. “Boy, it must have been a fantastic year for mushrooms!” they say. Well, in reality it wasn’t. We didn’t see many common species at all or in anything approaching normal numbers. Other species were delayed or fruited in very different habitats that usual. It was a very odd mushroom season.
Greg Marley will be leading a discussion and showing slides of mushrooms fruiting in 2009. We will look at weather patterns and talk about out ideas on what happened and, more importantly, what we can learn from the year’s lessons.
Please come, bring your ideas and opinions along with your mushroom stories from 2009 and join the conversation!Saturday, January 30. 9-11:30am
Free and open to all.Curtis Memorial LibraryPleasant StBrunswick, ME
Exit 28 from I-295 onto Route 1 (Pleasant St). At the 3rd traffic light continue straight as Rt 1 bears left. Curtis Library is 2.5 blocks down on the right, across from the Post office.