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Celebrate Mushroom Day with a Top Mycologist - A Book Talk with David P. Lewis [RESCHEDULED]

November 30, 2020
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Virtual via live stream |

Celebrate National Mushroom Day with noted mycologist and author Dr. David P. Lewis as he shares his internationally acclaimed photographs and colorful tales of 50 years studying the fascinating people, plants, and creatures that inhabit the Big Thicket.

David P. Lewis, M.S., is a retired chemist and avid mycologist with a BS and MS from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, where his master’s thesis was based on a study of East Texas mushrooms. David is currently a Research Associate with the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, where 5,000 collections of his fungi are deposited. He is president of the Gulf States Mycological Society and discovered several new species of mushrooms (four species are named for him). He was a recipient of The North American Mycological Association’s award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology and the R.E. Jackson Conservation Award from the Big Thicket Association. With Alan and Arleen Bessette, he co-authored Mushrooms of the Gulf Coast States - A Field Guide to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Sponsored by the Center for History & Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Ree Stelly
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