Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Mushrooms are mum and mysterious things, and won't tell their own tales. In this exhibit lecture Dr. Kathie T. Hodge, the director of Cornell's Plant Pathology Herbarium and associate professor of Mycology, will do the talking for them as she introduces an array of fascinating fungal specimens and the remarkable Cornellians who have shaped our understanding of fungi in all their wondrous forms. Among our cast of characters: A mushroom discovered on the Cornell campus in 1902, then never seen again; lost fungi collected during the Cornell Peary expedition to Greenland in 1896; an odd little fungus that subverts the sex drive of a moss; the world's most poisonous mushroom, named right here at Cornell; and even some exotic-seeming fungi that you may not have befriended yet, but grow in your own house and yard. Join us for a story hour that will lead you on a captivating journey through the mushroom kingdom both near and far.