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Mushroom Madness in Telluride, 2022 Edition

September 19, 2022 Andrew Wilson

For the second year in a row, summer monsoons have blessed the Southern Rockies. With the rain came the mushrooms, making an incredible appearance at the 2022 Telluride Mushroom Festival. This year

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The Magical and Magnificent Mushrooms of 2021

September 20, 2021 Andrew Wilson

Sometimes nature throws you a bone. Too much of the information coming to us these days deals with the troubling reality of climate and struggling ecosystems. But then nature comes around and reminds

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Field Season Frenzy 

August 20, 2021 Margo Yousse

Every summer and fall, when Colorado’s plants and mushrooms are in peak season, scientists at Denver Botanic Gardens rush outside to collect new specimens for the herbaria, as well as ecological data

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Mycology, Then and Now

October 14, 2020 Vera Evenson

The amazingly diverse kingdom of Fungi has recently gained increased attention from the world of bioscience, nature lovers and citizen scientists. Because of brilliant new technologies developed in

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Colorado Mycological Society's Online Expo

September 9, 2020 Research & Conservation

The Colorado Mycological Society’s (CMS) Annual Mushroom Fair has always been a major summer event for Denver Botanic Gardens, sometimes drawing more than 2,000 visitors in a single day. While we were

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Mushrooms in the Turf – Fun Guys, or Not?

August 13, 2018 Emily Stine
After a rain, it’s not uncommon for me to see small white-capped mushrooms popping up in the turf. Many people start worrying – does it mean the grass is unhealthy? Does it mean they’re doing
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Mycophiles Wanted

September 14, 2009 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Have you ever wanted to go on a mushroom hunt? Your opportunity has arrived. Join the Colorado Mycological Society September 18-20 for the Rocky Mountain National Park Mycoblitz. The mycoblitz, an
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Fungal herbarium to be named for its founder

May 29, 2009 Research & Conservation
Forty years ago, a family physician named Dr. Sam Mitchel turned a hobby into a real scientific endeavor by establishing a "mushroom collection" at Denver Botanic Gardens. The fungal collection at the

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