089: The Fungi Hunt with Ellen Holste

19 minutes

Hidden ten miles south of Hastings, Michigan and only accessible via an old gravel road is the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a nature center and biological field station. On this episode of The Show About Science, we meet Ellen Holste, PhD. Ellen is the Community Program Manager at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and our tour guide into the amazing world of fungi. Be prepared to learn and have some fun as we scour the prairie for all sorts of fungus.

Learn more about the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute: https://www.cedarcreekinstitute.org/

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Special thanks to Sara Lien Edelman at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for helping make this episode possible.

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