Friday, November 11, 2016

Carnegie Museum to host Erik Lilleskov on "Forest Fungi and the Future" Nov. 15

The Carnegie Museum in Houghton is hosting a 2016-2017 series of Natural History Seminars on "Living in the Woods: The Natural Future of the Keweenaw." Next Tuesday, Nov. 15, Erik Lilleskov, USDA Forest Service, will present "Forest Fungi and the Future." (Photo courtesy Carnegie Museum)

HOUGHTON -- Erik Lilleskov of the USDA Forest Service will present "Forest Fungi and the Future" Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton. Refreshments and Introductions will be from 6:30 p.m - 7 p.m., followed by the Lecture and Discussion from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"One visible part of fungi can be seen as mushrooms popping up out of soil or rotting wood, but most people know little about what the hidden parts of fungi do for a living, yet they are fascinating, diverse, and paradoxically are central to both forest health and disease," Lilleskov notes. "In my talk I will try to open a window into both the natural history and natural future of fungi in a rapidly changing world."

This event is sponsored by State Wide Real Estate of Houghton.

The December and January seminars will be offered by two professors in Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science:

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, Prof. Andrew Storer will present "What are the Threats to Trees in our Natural Future?"

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, Prof. David Flaspohler will present "Birds of the Keweenaw."

FUTURE SPEAKERS (Details to be announced):

Feb. 21, 2017 -- Melissa Hronkin, Algomah Acres Honey House
March 21, 2017 -- Panel Discussion with members of the USDA Forest Service Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science.
April 18, 2017 -- Evan McDonald, Keweenaw Land Trust

The Carnegie Museum is on the corner of Huron nd Montezuma Streets in Historic Downtown Houghton.

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Inset Photo: Erik Lilleskov. (Photo courtesy Carnegie Museum of Houghton)

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