CMS Meeting – January 20, 2021

  • When: Wednesday, January 20, 2020, at 7:00 pm
  • Where: Online Event – CMS Youtube Channel (click to set a reminder)

This presentation features stunning mushroom images and stories from over ten years of “Mushroaming”, a term Daniel coined for his mushroom themed eco-adventures exploring the funga of exotic destinations. When traveling in rugged High Asia (Tibet & Bhutan), tropical South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia & Suriname), as well as wild North America, Daniel is on the hunt for gorgeous choice edibles, potent medicinals, and all kinds of bizarre and colorful fungi from the most minute to massive fruitings. His favorite hounds are rain forests, be it tropical or temperate as well as mountain environments ripe with porcini, chanterelles etc.. His favorite fungi (besides all these tasty edibles) are strange Cordyceps, which triggered Daniel’s curiosity in medicinal mushrooms 25 years ago in Tibet. Recently this interest matured into a new field guide “Medicinal Mushrooms of North America” published in cooperation with Robert Rogers.

Daniel Winkler is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (both Harbour Publishing, 2011 and 2012),  Amazon Mushrooms (w. Larry Evans) and Medicinal Mushrooms of North America (2018, w. Robert Rogers). He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging ever since. For over 20 years in the PNW and beyond, sharing his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator, guide and as Puget Sound Mycological Society vice-president. In his presentations he combines his stunning photography with an often funny blend of entertaining stories and scientific information; he likes to refer to as “edutainment”. Having been in love with mushrooms since early childhood Daniel managed to bend his career as an ecologist and geographer focused on High Asia towards researching mushrooms and rural income in Tibet. His Cordyceps research has been featured in The Economist, National Geographic, NYT, WSJ, NPR, BBC etc. In the last decade Daniel started exploring neotropical fungi. With his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel is organizing mushroom focused eco-tours to Tibet, China, the Amazon, Colombia, the Austrian Alps and the Pacific Northwest since 2007.

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