Ramaria - Colorful Corals of the PNW with Danny Miller

About Danny Miller

Danny first got interested in Mushrooms in 2007 after seeing strange colourful creatures in the forest all the time while hiking and skiing off trail, and finally decided he had to find out what they were. The more he learned, the more interesting they seemed, and it just hasn't stopped.

Danny is the Education Chair for the Puget Sound Mycological Society, helping to design and teach the curriculum for the club's mycology classes. He is also the club Librarian, and ID Committee co-ordinator and an emergency poisoning point person for King County Washington Poison Control. Danny also belongs to the PNW Key Council, a group of amateur and professional mycologists and is a co-author of MycoMatch (formerly MatchMaker) with Ian Gibson, the free PNW mushroom ID program for the PC. He has a big interest in taxonomy and figuring out where all of the mushrooms fit into the fungal tree of life, and is currently trying to collect the DNA of every PNW species to determine which still need names. You can follow the results at www.alpental.com/psms/ddd 

Ramaria - Colorful Corals of the PNW

An overview of coral fungi and especially the most colorful and picturesque group of corals, Ramaria. With around 125 species and varieties reported from the PNW, even after two major PNW studies of them in the past decades they still hold a lot of mystery that DNA studies continue to unravel.