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COMC presents Alan Rockefeller

June 18 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

        Central Oregon Mushroom Club is pleased and honored to present renowned mycologist, photographer and mushroom DNA sequencer Alan Rockefeller as our speaker for the final meeting of our spring season.  For this month only join us on Tuesday June 18th, 6:30-8 pm at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 NW Wall, in Downtown Bend. Come early with your latest mushroom finds and stories to share.  

Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist and mushroom photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been studying and photographing mushrooms since 2001, and has now photographed more than 2,500 species of fungi and has uploaded over 700 DNA sequences of fungi that he has found to Genbank. Alan leads forays all over the USA and also in Mexico, where he has been studying mushrooms for 15 years. Alan is in high demand as an expert at mushroom fairs, where he leads forays, teaches workshops, and gives presentations on mushroom photography, fungal microscopy and DNA barcoding. Alan has published several papers on new species of bioluminescent Mycena and other mushroom species. Alan regularly identifies mushrooms for several fungus fairs in Mexico and the USA, and has identified over 250,000 mushrooms on websites including iNaturalistMushroom Observer, and various Facebook groups.  He continues to be an advocate of Citizen Science, promoting research, innovation, and collaboration to help solve the complex environmental issues of the day.