Fungi make up one of the six kingdoms of life on Earth. This class will focus on the group of fungi known as mushrooms: what they are, where they can be found, how many species of mushroom exist, and other questions. We will explore the diversity of mushrooms that inhabit the mountains and desert of southern Arizona. Join us for a closer look at these remarkable organisms.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of some fungi and are beautiful, mysterious, delectable (some species), and poisonous (some species). They are critically important for healthy ecosystems, recycling nutrients and providing essential services to many trees and shrubs. So, join us for a glimpse into the wonderful world of mushrooms.
Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.
All online classes are recorded and participants receive a video replay that is available for two weeks after the date of the class.
20% TBG Member discount
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Class availability limitations: None
Jeff Babson is an all-around naturalist, with particular interest in birds, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies. Owner of Sky Island Tours, an environmental education and eco-tour company, Jeff has led birding tours for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and several birding festivals in southern Arizona (Wings over Willcox, Southwest Wings, Tucson Birding and Nature Festival). He lives in Vail with his wife and two children.