The Fascinating World of Psychoactive Fungi

This talk will cover psychoactive fungi from a multitude of angles. You'll learn how to identify common psychoactive fungi of the North East in the field; covering species within Psilocybe, Panaeolus, Gymnopilus, Pholiotina, Pluteus and Amanita. We'll survey their use in different cultures from the past to the present, and learn how their unusual biochemistry is being put to therapeutic use. We'll end by looking at their current legal status and how this is expected to evolve with their increasing acceptance.

Kurt Miller – Diversity of Fungi in Puerto Rico Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7pm

Our friends at the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association are kindly opening up one of their lectures to our members. Thank you MHMA and John Michelotti! The talk Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean with a unique culture, history, and biological diversity. Citizen scientist Kurt Miller has lived here for several years in which he […]

Henry Beker – The Hebeloma project: database to website and development of an AI species identifier – Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2PM (Eastern Time)

The Hebeloma project has been evolving for over 20 years. The database that started in 2003 now has over 10,000 collections, from around the world, with not only metadata but also morphological descriptions and photographs, both macroscopic and microscopic, as well as molecular data including at least an ITS sequence. Included within this set of […]