Date(s) - April 8, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In this presentation, we will learn some of the most common and memorable mushrooms found in spring in the Pacific Northwest. We will focus on common edibles like oysters and morels, indicator species, as well as other interesting and beautiful non-edible species. We will learn how to tell edibles apart from poisonous or just otherwise tricky potential lookalikes, noting particular physical features and habitats that will help you to identify them on your own.
In addition, there will be an in-person walk on Saturday, April 9th from 11:00am – 12:30pm. This instructor-led opportunity will allow you to put your new skills into practice!
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, 9 years later, she is an expert taxonomist and delights in teaching others. You can find her on Instagram page @leah_mycelia.
The Zoom meeting link will be emailed before the program and you will receive a link of the live recording the day after the program.
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This event is fully booked.