Wild Mushroom Identification Class

$25.00

Wild Mushroom Identification Class

October 13th, October 27th & November 3rd

Instructor:  Steven E. Carpenter, Ph.D.

This class series is for beginners who want to learn how to identify some edible and poisonous mushrooms.  Course includes 2 in-class sessions and a morning/afternoon field trip.

Description

Wild Mushroom Identification Class

Instructor:  Steven E. Carpenter, Ph.D.

This class series is for beginners who want to learn how to identify some edible and poisonous mushrooms.  We will work on how to identify mushrooms, and do in-class identification of mushrooms brought in by the instructor and participants.  Course includes 2 in-class sessions and a late morning/afternoon field trip.

Recommended book:
Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity by Steven E. Carpenter
All That the Rain Promises and More by David Arora

Class 1, October 13th @ 10am – 12pm:
Resources for mushrooms: Books, web sources, etc.
What are mushrooms?
Mushroom Biology
Spore prints
Identify mushrooms brought to class

Class 2, October 27th @ 10am – 12pm:
Spore prints
How to use a mushroom key
Edible mushrooms
Poisonous mushrooms
Identify mushrooms brought to class

Field Trip, November 3rd, 10am – 2pm (flexible depending on weather):
Location, TBD, Marys Peak or other local area.

Early November is a great time to find many kinds of mushrooms locally. The timing will enable you to attend the Yachats Mushroom Festival on October 18-20th.