Patrick Leonard is a mycologist, someone who studies fungi. He has been interested in fungi since his childhood days in Argentina when he used to collect edible mushrooms on the pampas with his father, to be eaten and dried for the winter. In the 1980’s he began to take a more scientific interest in the fungi whilst working in London and living near Kew Gardens where courses were run to teach mycology.
He has collected fungi in many European countries from Spain and the Canary Islands in the south to the northern forests of Sweden and Finland. His main interests are in the Russulas and Lactarius groups of mushrooms and in Boletes. He is a member of the British Mycological Society, the International Society for the Conservation of Fungi and is currently vice president of the Queensland Mycological Society. His talk will cover a little about the diversity of fungi in Queensland, why fungi are delicious to eat but dangerous too, how to learn more about fungi and why we should encourage their conservation.
Mushrooms and Toadstalls - From Delicious to Dangerous Breakfast
Blue Angel Restaurant, 235 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Thursday March 29th, 2012
8.00 am to 9.30 am
Cost: $24 members - $29 non members. Numbers are limiated, Members and Guests Welcome
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