On Nov 8, Dr. Cara Gibson kicked off the annual Metchosin MycoBlitz (the seventh annual event) with an amazing talk on the way mushrooms and insects interact.
Insects and fungi, as Cara pointed out, are both underdescribed groups. When you ask about the interactions between groups with question marks around them, you get even more question marks!
A packed audience turned out to hear the talk.
Participants brought in boxes of mushrooms for everyone to see. Ai Linh and Juliet were among the members of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society who turned up to hear the talk and to chat with visitors about the different kinds of mushrooms.
Dr. Gibson stayed around after the talk to field questions from members of the audience.
For more about the next day’s MycoBlitz forays, see the Metchosin Biodiversity Project’s report on bioblitz events.