Plants and Fungi

Common Lichens of Edmonton

11 December 2022


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What Lies Beneath: The Hidden Life of Fungi

3 October 2022


Fungi are often overlooked because many of them spend much of their lives hidden from us, and out of sight means out of mind. While all fungi share certain features, these organisms display remarkable diversity. Here, we’ll focus on fungi that form mushrooms and other large, complex fruiting bodies.

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Journey of a Seed

24 April 2022

Follow these steps to test the germination rate of your seeds to decide how many seeds to plant.

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On the Trail of Disjunct Alpine Plants from Alberta to Ontario

24 April 2022


It’s Day 4 on the trail. It’s humid, hot, and did I mention humid? Our packs are impossibly heavy with food, camping gear, and sampling equipment. I wish there was someone else to blame for deciding to mix backpacking with field sampling, but unfortunately it was my idea. I have already cut myself on a rock and slipped into the frigid waters of Lake Superior as we struggle down the coastal hiking trail of Pukaskwa National Park. But all this suffering has rewarded us with just what we were looking for: plants! 

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Mycelial Material Revolution

28 March 2022

Recorded Presentation
Host: Alberta Mycological Society

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Chanterelles by Alberta Mycological Society

Fungi Forays

2 November 2021


There is a whole world right at your feet. A world beyond the patchy grass, concrete, and rubbish you might expect: the world of fungi.

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Coal at What Cost? Alberta’s Endangered Whitebark Pine Under Threat From Benga’s Proposed Coal Mine

6 February 2021

Kelsey Fleming reviews the implications of the Benga coal mine on Alberta’s endangered whitebark pine.

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Why do roses have ‘thorns’?

9 November 2020

Why does a rose hurt when you pick it?

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Growing a Garden

29 May 2020

Watch your garden grow… underground!

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