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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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Documenting Macrofungi in the Lemhi Range

August 12, 2020 Research & Conservation

I have, at different times, been a student intern, volunteer and seasonal employee with the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi (DBG) at Denver Botanic Gardens since December 2017. This spring I was

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Mycological Splendor in the San Juans

October 7, 2019 Rick Levy
As we turned southward out of Montrose, the deep green of a damp forest surrounding the towering San Juan Mountains reassured us that this trip would prove worthwhile. Dr. Andy Wilson and I were
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We Study Fungi at the Gardens?

September 10, 2012 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Why yes we do, and we have for several decades. The last weekend in August, over fifteen citizen scientists and several mycologists braved the wee hours of the morning and one of the driest summers in
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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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