David Arora Speaks!

  • When: Friday, October 27, 2023, at 7:00 pm.
  • Where: Lane Event Center (796 W 13th Ave, Eugene), Meeting Room 1 (front, left-most room)
  • Open to the public, no tickets required.
  • Doors open at 6:30. Recommended donation of $5 (cash) at the door.

We will not have our monthly CMS meeting on Wednesday, Oct 18th. But, we will have a CMS members event on that night, so look for an email.

David Arora Speaks! is an exciting event you won’t want to miss. This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the best in the field. David is the author of what most west coast mycologists and mushroom foragers know as the Mushroom Bible, “Mushrooms Demystified”. And, the most popular beginner mushroom field guide, “All that the Rain Promises”. See for yourself in this article titled Best selling mushroom books of all time. This event promises to be both educational and entertaining. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and come prepared to be inspired!

Just in – The title of David’s talk!
 “Meetings with Remarkable Mushroom Hunters

About the Speaker

David first developed an interest in wild mushrooms while growing up in Pasadena, California and organized his first mushroom collecting group while in high school. Later, an idea to start a mushroom club came about, and in 1984 he founded The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz. He began teaching about wild mushrooms in the early 1970s while living in Santa Cruz, California. Arora has traveled extensively throughout North America and the world, photographing and hunting mushrooms and learning about the mushroom gathering traditions and economies of different cultures.

The mushroom Agaricus arorae (pictured right) is named after David Arora.

David has also authored or contributed to several papers on fungal taxonomy. In 2008, he was primary author of two papers that provided a taxonomic revision of the California golden chanterelle and of several species in the Boletus edulis complex found in California. The California golden chanterelle was described as a distinct species, Cantharellus californicus, while several California porcini species were described as distinct species or subspecies, Boletus edulis var. grandedulisBoletus regineus (formerly describes as Boletus aereus), and Boletus rex-veris (formerly described as Boletus pinophilus).

Note: It is nice when the speaker is famous enough that you can just look them up in Wikipedia.

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