EventsAppalachian Mushrooms: Author Walter Sturgeon (In Person)

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Appalachian Mushrooms: Author Walter Sturgeon (In Person)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Westerville Public Library


Delve into macro fungi diversity - from edible to toxic species - with Ohio author of Appalachian MushroomsWalt Sturgeon. Other topics include ecology, habitats, bioluminescent and hallucinogenic species. Book sale and signing to follow. 


Walt Sturgeon
is a field mycologist with over 45 years of experience studying and identifying mushrooms. His photos of mushroom and fungi, some award-winning, can be seen in numerous mushroom field guide publications, three of which he co-authored: Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America, University of Syracuse Press, 2012; Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and the Midwestern States, Ohio State University, 2013., and Mushrooms of the Northeast, Adventure-Keen Press. He has also written Appalachian Mushrooms, Ohio University Press, 2018, He was a Contributing Author to the Encyclopedia of Appalachia, University of Tennessee Press.

Walt has received the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology, and Northeast (North America) Mycological Federation (NEMF) Eximia Award, both for contributions to the advancement of amateur mycology. He is the past president of the Ohio Mushroom Society and has associations with many other mycological organizations.

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Adults - Ages 18 +
Books & Literature
Nature & Environment
Authors & Writing

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