From psychedelic cicada assassins to Chernobyl-colonizing molds, Christian Schwarz will provide an insider’s look at the vast range of bizarre lifestyles found in Kingdom Fungi. Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He is coauthor of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching mushrooms. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is a passionate advocate for citizen science, especially the iNaturalist community.
Members of Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, Central Oregon Mushroom Club, and SROA receive discounted tickets with appropriate discount code.