Wild Mushrooms and Culinary Ventures

Wild Mushrooms and Culinary Ventures

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Learning Center Programs
Oct 13, 2017 05:00 PM to Oct 15, 2017 03:00 PM
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
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Autumn rains draw foragers from near and far to comb the forest floor in search of an abundant feast of fungi. Chanterelles, bear’s tooth, oyster and lobster mushrooms — you’ll find these tasty fall delicacies right here in the Wild Nearby.

Join us at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center during peak mushroom season to learn about our local fungi and how to incorporate them into delectable dishes.

Naturalist and mycologist Lee Whitford will provide a general overview of the wide world of fungus, including a foray into the woods where we’ll learn basic identification skills, ethical harvesting and guidelines for consuming these local edibles.

Upon returning, a Environmental Learning Center Chef will lead our group in a cooking lesson as we prepare our wild harvest and share a feast!

When you’re not foraging, feel free to soak up the views of Pyramid and Colonial Peaks, linger on the shores of Diablo Lake, find a book to curl up with in the Wild Ginger Library and rest in comfort at night in our guest lodges.