Alan Rockefeller

Alan Rockefeller

Alan Rockefeller

Mushroom Identification

Mushroom Identification - Learning to accurately identify mushrooms is similar to learning to speak a foreign language.  This workship will teach mushroom identification skills using photos, fresh mushrooms from the grocery store and dried mushrooms to illustrate which features are important to pay attention to.  

Alan Rockefeller is a specialist in fungal taxonomy from Oakland, California, USA. In 2000 he began his autonomous studies in the field of mycology, beginning with the collection of fungi in California.   Each year since 2007 he has traveled to Mexico to collect mushrooms - he has now identified more than 1,000 species of fungi from Mexico.     Based on phylogenetic and microscopic analysis he has identified several species not described in the scientific literature. Alan regularly identifies mushrooms for several fungus fairs in Mexico and the USA in addition to identifying on websites such as The Shroomery, Mushroom Observer, iNaturalist and various Facebook groups.