🌿 Mushrooming for Beginners – a late season exploration

🌿 Mushrooming for Beginners – a late season exploration


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Type

🌿 Mushrooming for Beginners – a late season exploration

Hike Location:  Rice Lake

NV Trip Rating: B4
Trip Leaders: Anne Leathem & Teresa Gagné
Meeting Point: supplied after registration

In this leisurely foray though mixed conifer forest, we’ll see what fungus varieties are still fruiting.  Participants will learn how to use physical features (size, shape colour, texture); spore dispersal characteristics (gills, pores, tubes, teeth); and habitat information to distinguish some of the mushroom groups and species common to our area.  Bring a hand lens or magnifying glass if you have one.

This will be an easy outing, suitable for all fitness levels, but participants will need proper footwear and clothing suitable for cool, wet weather.  Some exploration will be off-trail.  Although it probably won’t cover a lot of ground, this field trip will extend over several hours, so be sure to bring lunch or at least a snack, as well as water.

Preregistration required – please email:  <botany@NatureVancouver.ca> .  17 spaces available – NV members only.  This field trip was very successful in 2021 and 2022.  Note that harvesting is not allowed in parks.

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