Published On: Tue, Sep 29th, 2015

‘Fungi: A Force in the Ecosystem’ lecture on tap at Delaware Valley University

mushrooms on log (1)Mushrooms, toadstools, algae, yeast — fungi represent a third major form of life on Earth, one that is neither “animal” nor “vegetable.”

Now, if the idea of learning more about fungi is starting to grow on you, Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow (BCAS) is holding a lecture all about the organisms on Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at Delaware Valley University (Life Science Building).

The presentation is part of a free series held on Sundays to engage the Bucks County community in the complex ecosystems all around us, says BCAS.

October’s topic, “Fungi: A Force in the Ecosystem,” will be presented by the university’s resident mycologist and Associate Professor of Biology, Richard Bortnick, Ph.D., and his wife and fellow fungi enthusiast, Laura Weishaupt. Bortnick and Weishaupt will seek to expand awareness of fungi’s myriad forms, along with the perils of uninformed ‘shroom foraging.

Delaware Valley University is located at 700 E. Butler Ave. in Doylestown. Parking is provided from the New Britain Road entrance. Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow is located at 2877 Creamery Road in Solebury, two miles east of Peddler’s Village.

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