Today we had the pleasure of learning from the knowledgeable Joe Ammirati. He first taught us about some basic mushroom biology. He taught us about biotrophs and decomposers and their roles in the ecosystem. Then we left the classroom and took a short tour of campus in search of fungi. We encountered Oyster mushrooms, Artist conk, Turkey tail, Inky caps, Schizophylum, and lots of Agrocybes. Like all of the natural history excursions this quarter I found myself overwhelmed with new information, but again really enjoyed it. I look forward learning more from Joe in class Thursday and again later with our group. He is a great resource and I plan on taking a Mycology class with him in the future.