A lecture I gave for the Colorado Mycological Society in March 2011 on fungal diversity in Colorado. The volume is, unfortunately, quite poor, so crank it up if you can.
Original Lecture Description: Take an illustrated journey through the fungi of Colorado. We'll cover what a fungus is, what the major divisions of fungi are, look at the fascinating microscopic characteristics and other markers of these groups, and admire photographic examples from our own beautiful state. At the end of this lecture, you should have a better understanding of how a cup fungus and a mushroom are different in a very basic way, and be able to impress your friends with your rust, smut, and bunt knowledge. Whether you're a complete beginner or an expert looking for a refresher, come get excited for the coming season, and learn how to spot fungi in the field beyond mushrooms!