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Fungi Ate My Brain
December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
If you don’t know about Cordyceps already, you are in for a treat at our December meeting. This is the genus of fungi that is most famous for infecting insects, hijacking their nervous system, and taking their new host for a drive. Oh, and then the mushroom sprouts out of their bodies.
Richard Tehan has all the photos. He is a graduate student at Oregon State who somehow maneuvered his way into studying exactly this unusual fungal family. His topic: Cordyceps of the World and Western USA.” Wait, so they’re around here too??