Mushrooms of the North Cascades: A Fungal Foray
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Oct 21, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM|
|Where||Baker Lake Area|
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Autumn rains and deep forests nourish a proliferation of mushrooms in our region. There are red ones and purple ones, large ones and small, some good to eat, others unpalatable, some shaped like coral, others smelling of almonds or licorice. Together, we’ll venture into the field to learn more about the wide world of fungi.
Erin Moore, past president of the Northwest Mushroomers Association, forester, and long-time amateur mycologist, will provide an overview of mushrooms and their habits and habitats as well as helpful identification techniques.
After a brief introduction to mushrooms, we'll head into the forest for samples, practicing observation and collection skills and learning to recognize and describe the basic characteristics and roles of mushrooms. We'll end the day back indoors, identifying our finds and going into greater depth on areas of your interest.
This class is a great start to a lifetime of confident foraging and a thorough refresher for those who simply want to know more!