Mushrooms can be mysterious. For most of the year we might be unaware of their presence, but a few fall rains and puhpowee – up they pop. This introductory workshop will focus on identification, but on the way to that goal we will touch on fungal ecology. Extra attention will be given to edible mushrooms which are relatively easy to identify as well as poisonous ones to avoid. Handouts will be provided. Bring a magnifying glass if you have one, but there will be extra on hand as well.
Time: 9 am to 1 pm, but allow an extra hour if you want extra practice
About the instructor:
Jay is an avid naturalist with a keen interest in plants, birds and fungi. He is the site manager for the Swan Lake and Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Prior to that he was the site manager at Wildwood and as such has a special connection to and depth of knowledge about Wildwood.