WAITLIST – Spring Mushroom Discovery Walk

WAITLIST – Spring Mushroom Discovery Walk

Date(s) - April 14, 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


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

Discover the fascinating and fun world of Spring mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest!  This program will begin with a brief outdoor introduction about the ecological roles of fungi, their forms, how they eat, reproduce and basics of identification. The talk will be followed by a casual walk on the trails to carefully observe and explore the species commonly found at Hoyt Arboretum and throughout Portland!

  • Class size limited, please pre-register online
  • Registration closes Sunday, April 13th 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 (@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 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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