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‘Functional Fungus’ topic of upcoming talk

March 15 lecture explores the role of mushrooms in our ecosystem

Conserving Carolina and the Landrum Library invite the public to attend a free program, “Functional Fungus,” presented by Joel Myers, a mycologist at Mushroom Mountain.

The program will be held at the Landrum Library, 111 East Asbury Drive, Landrum, SC, on Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m.

The program will discuss the vital role that mushrooms play in our ecosystems and what makes these fungi such an important factor. Myers will also talk about how some mushrooms can be used to “clean up” certain contaminants and some of the ways that ability might be utilized.

The lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at the Landrum Library.  The next program will be held on April 26, when Robin Eng, a graduate student at Clemson University, will be presenting “The Cute and the Cryptic: Eastern Spotted Skunks in the Carolina Appalachians.”

The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact Conserving Carolina’s southeast (Polk County) office at 828-859-5060 or e-mail pam@conservingcarolina.org, or contact the Landrum Library at 864-457-2218. 

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

For more info visit, www.conservingcarolina.org.

– Submitted by Pam Torlina