WAITLIST – Fall Mushroom Discovery

WAITLIST – Fall Mushroom Discovery

Date(s) - November 6, 2023
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email nina@hoytarboretum.org

Discover the fascinating and fun world of mushrooms!  The program will start with an indoor introduction to the ecological roles of fungi, their forms, how they eat, reproduce and the basics of identification. The talk will be followed by a casual walk outdoors on the Arboretum trails to carefully observe and explore the species commonly found at Hoyt and in the Pacific Northwest during the fall season!  See mushrooms in their natural habitat and start practicing those new fall mushroom ID skills!

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own field guides for reference.  A few will be available to borrow.
  • Registration closes Sunday, November 5th at 4:00pm.

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, focused primarily on teaching mushroom species of the Pacific Northwest.

Read our adult education policies HERE.

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

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Hoyt Arboretum Friends member for discounted program rates, please click HERE.


This event is fully booked.

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