An Introduction to Slime Molds (Virtual)

An Introduction to Slime Molds (Virtual)

Date(s) - January 26, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


If we walk through the woods, crouch down and really inspect the forest understory, we can start to see the myriad layers of tiny life all around us. Slime molds are some of the beautiful organisms we may be delighted to encounter.

In this presentation, we will learn what slime molds are, where to look for them, and learn about their life cycle, including their many forms and transformations. We’ll also talk about identification, how to recognize some commonly encountered species, and discuss their surprising abilities to remember, learn and teach!

About the instructor: Leah Bendlin is a Portland based mushroom and community science enthusiast. She caught the mycology bug after her first outing hunting chanterelles with a friend. She was amazed at the diversity of mushrooms and set out to learn the science of identification. That curiosity proved insatiable, and now, 9 years later, she is an expert taxonomist and delights in teaching others. You can find her on Instagram page @leah_mycelia.

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed before the program and you will receive a link of the live recording the day after the program.

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If you qualify for an Oregon income assistance program, please email for details about further discounted program rates. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Hoyt Arboretum Friends member for discounted program rates, please click HERE.


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