Common Spring Mushrooms

Common Spring Mushrooms

Date(s) - April 6, 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


March to May is a mushroom friendly time of year in Oregon.  Join mushroom enthusiast and avid forager Leah Bendlin to learn the basics about common mushrooms you are likely to see in the Portland area this time of year.  She will share how to properly identify them as well as dive into their role in our local ecology. Bring in your own finds for guided practice applying ID processes following the presentation.

  • Class size is limited, please pre-register online
  • Registration closes Friday, April 5th at 4:00pm
  • Class will be inside for a presentation, followed by a walk outside

About the instructor: Leah Bendlin is a Portland based mushroom and community science enthusiast. She caught the mycology bug after her first outing hunting chanterelles with a friend. She was amazed at the diversity of mushrooms and set out to learn the science of identification. That curiosity proved insatiable, and now, 10 years later, she is an expert taxonomist and delights in teaching others. She regularly leads mushroom ID classes and walks through various Pacific Northwest organizations and has volunteered as a teacher, identifier and board member of the Oregon Mycological Society. You can find her Instagram page (@leah_mycelia), focused primarily on teaching mushroom species of the Pacific Northwest.

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If you qualify for an Oregon income assistance program, please email for details about further discounted program rates. 

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Member Price $30.00
Non-Member Price $35.00

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