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Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast Tour and Talk

Monday, February 26, 5-7pm

Join us for a tour of San Francisco Botanical Garden’s beautiful Redwood Grove led by SFBG Horticulturalist Tyler Taunton, then gather in the Library for a talk by Christian Schwarz, co-author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Christian will speak about the making of the book, mushroom hunting, and citizen science. Copies of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast will be on hand for sale and for signing.

Northern California is known for its seemingly endless wet winters which make the mushrooms flourish and its majestic forest. Not only do we have the biggest trees we also have the largest known Chanterelle and Porcini! Six years in the making, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is the definitive guide to mushrooms in the diverse ecological zones of this region. Gain a better understanding about the mushrooms of northern California, hear some of the stories behind the book, and enjoy a selection of breathtaking photographs; from common edibles to rare and remarkable species.

Christian Schwarz is a naturalist interested in the diversity of living organisms in general, but the seemingly endless forms (whether grotesque, bizarre, or sublime) of fungi in particular stoke his curiosity. He spends most of his time teaching about natural history, collecting and photographing mushrooms, assembling an exhaustive mycoflora for Santa Cruz County (, and exploring wilderness around the world. He is particularly interested in the role of citizen scientists in the future of ecological and taxonomic research. Christian co-authored Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast (2016, Ten Speed Press) with Noah Siegel.

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