Finding Edible Mushrooms

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN's Great Room & Offsite, Class Code KI100621DA
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  • $78 + $25 materials fee
  • $60 + $25 materials fee

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It's Fall, so our woods are full of wild mushrooms, hundreds of species. A few of them are choice edibles -- chanterelles, porcinis, cauliflowers, lobsters. But how do you find them, and how do you know for sure what you're collecting?

This class is an introduction to finding, identifying and safely consuming local wild mushrooms. It will start with a Wednesday evening discussion, "How To Look at A Mushroom," and continue with a Saturday foray in promising habitat less than two hours away. We are sure to find mushrooms, but there is no guarantee they will be edible.

Important Details:

  • The materials fee covers a one-year membership in the Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society, so you will be notified about club forays so you can  continue learning about the amazing diversity of local mushrooms.
  • The first session (7:00PM to 8:30PM) will be held in the Great Room at BARN. Please note that BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required during this session at BARN. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
  • The second session on Sunday, 10/10 will be at a determined foray site. Instructions for getting to the foray site will be given at the first meeting, and participants can arrange carpools then. Please do not bring pets on the foray. Dress for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bring a whistle, a compass, a basket with a handle, and pocketknife. Bring a sack lunch and whatever you want to drink.
  • If the weather is unsuitable on the day scheduled for the foray, it will be held on a different date. That date will be determined closer to this event start. You will be notified by email.
  • Open to ages 14+.
Instructor: David Ansley is a member of the Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society who often leads group forays in western Washington forests. He also  manages the website, which includes a regional mushroom photo gallery and a recipe collection.

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