Botanist David Lebo will discuss mushrooms on Dec. 10.

ASTORIA — Botanist and ecologist David Lebo will present “West Coast Fungi: Their Biology, Ecology and Identification,” for Lewis and Clark National Historical Park’s monthly “Nature Matters” lecture series at 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

Lebo will discuss the biology, ecology and identification of macrofungi of the North Coast that produce the diversity of mushrooms that are encountered in coastal habitats.

The event will be hosted online at

Lebo earned a Master of Science degree in forest ecology at the University of Washington. He completed his research thesis on fungi and nutrient dynamics in the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 35 years and works as a west-side zone botanist for the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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