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Mushrooms of British Columbia: A Presentation by Kem Luther and Andy MacKinnon

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10.00

Pre-registration is required for this event.

We are delighted to welcome naturalists and writers Kem Luther and Andy MacKinnon to Mayne Island.

Kem is the former dean of Sheridan College’s program in Communication, Culture and Information Technology at the University of Toronto and has been on the faculties of several Ontario universities. When he moved to the southern tip of Vancouver Island in 2004, he developed a passion to know the mushrooms of western North America.

Kem Luther

Kem is the former dean of Sheridan College’s program in Communication, Culture and Information Technology at the University of Toronto and has been on the faculties of several Ontario universities. When he moved to the southern tip of Vancouver Island in 2004, he developed a passion to know the mushrooms of western North America. Kem has been secretary of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society, and is a speaker and field trip leader at various autumn mushroom festivals around the province.

Andy MacKinnon

Andy has taught rainforest ecology courses in Bamfield and Tofino for the University of Victoria, and in Haida Gwaii for UBC. He has also taught mushroom identification courses in Tofino for the Rainforest Education Society, and in Victoria where he is past-president of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society. Andy’s special interests include the ecology of BC’s ectomycorrhizal fungal species, and he was lead BC scientist for Environment Canada’s 2017 research into B.C.’s threatened and endangered fungal species.

Kem and Andy are co-authors of Mushrooms of British Columbia, a new handbook for anyone who loves to study, draw, photograph or eat BC mushrooms. Kem and Andy both live in Metchosin where they cofounded the Metchosin Biodiversity Project.

Copies of Mushrooms of British Columbia will be available for purchase.

cover of mushroom book

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Date:
November 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10.00
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Organizer

Mayne Island Conservancy
Phone:
(250) 539-2535
Email:
info@mayneconservancy.ca

Venue

Mayne Island Agricultural Hall
430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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