The Fungus Among Us: A Mount Baker Mushroom Excursion
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Nov 01, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Where||Baker Lake Area|
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Autumn rains nourish a proliferation of mushrooms in our region. There are red ones, purples ones, large and small, some are shaped like coral, others smell like almonds or licorice. Together, we’ll venture into the forest to learn more about the variety of fungus among us. Lee Whitford, an experienced natural history educator and an expert in mushroom field identification, will provide an overview of fungi, their habitats and helpful I.D. techniques. After a brief introduction, we'll head to the woods to gather samples while practicing observation skills, describing their characteristics and learning about their roles in the forest. The day will end in doors identifying our finds and going into greater depth on areas of your interest.