UPDATE: RSVP FULL! But those interested are still encouraged to show up in case people drop out / capacity may increase!
A presentation on the mushrooms of Hawai’i by Ben Lillibridge, founder of Mālama Mushrooms & The Hawaii Fungi Project. Hawai’i is home to a high number of rare endemic species of plants, insects, birds, etc. Mushrooms are no exception yet have received relatively less attention & scientific work to the other organisms here. Since the publication of “Mushrooms of Hawai’i” in 2002 by Don Hemmes & Dennis Desjardin, many questions have been posed & little to no additional follow-up work has been done. Unfortunately, no institution, academia or otherwise, is dedicated to studying these rare, and in many cases, endangered fungi. All the while, the arrival of introduced species is occurring. Even more, what potential novel compounds are found in these mushrooms that could be therapeutics & medicine? This talk explores what we know about the mushrooms of Hawai’i, but more importantly, what we don’t! More info: The Mushrooms of Hawai’i – Patagonia Honolulu Tickets, Sat, Apr 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite