I would very much like to contribute to NAMA as a speaker. I have given lectures at a number of NAMA meetings (CO, NM, TN, CA) in the past. I would probably be available for any part of the country as long as it is mushroom season.
Basically I would feel qualified to talk on the following topics:
- Trees, Truffles and beasts (the interaction of fungi, forests and forest animals)
- The wonderful world of truffles (a survey of the families and genera of truffles)
- What are truffles and how to find them (best as a workshop with field time)
- What makes a fungus rare? (discussion on defining rarity in fungi and conservation issues and needs)