October 16 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting, Times-Mirror Meeting Room, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Speaker: Ron Spinosa, past President, Minnesota Mycological Society
Program: "The Amazing Slime Molds"
They creep. They crawl. They ooze. They have no brain but can solve mazes and drive robots--"slimebots." Learn about the wonderful world of Myxomycetes popularly known as the "slime molds". These amazing organisms are neither fungi nor animals. They are actually giant amoebas. In addition to being intelligent they can be quite beautiful! Slime molds live in forests but are usually overlooked. Become aware of them and be astounded!
Ron Spinosa is past President of the Minnesota Mycological Society and was an editor of the society’s newsletter, “The Toadstool Review.” He is the Chair of the Mushroom Cultivation Committee of the North American Mycological Association. Ron presents workshops on mycology, mushroom identification, and mushroom cultivation in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and nationally. He was a recipient of the Harry and Elsie Knighton Service Award by the North American Mycological Association.