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Fungal Workshop

Learn about the fungal community in Northern Utah at the fungal workshop! During the first workshop meeting, you will learn basic fungal facts and collection tips. You will also have an opportunity to practice identifying fungi with the help of a local expert.

You can test these identification skills during the second meeting, where you will go on a field excursion to a local canyon. You will collect fungi with the instructor who will show you how to find the vast array of local species.


  • 2 day workshop: Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19. Friday we will begin at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday we will meet at 9:00 a.m. and leave directly for the great outdoors to see fungi up close and personnal in their native habitats.

Where: Intermountain Herbarium in The Junction basement.

Materials: The following are suggested items to bring to the second meeting:

  • Water and lunch for saturday
  • Paper bags for collecting specimens
  • Field guide (I suggest David Arora's "Mushrooms Demystified")
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Digging implement (I suggest a small hand trowel or dandylion digger)
  • Pocket knife
  • Magnifying glass
  • Camera (if desired)

Fee: $25.

Registration: Begins April 20. This is our most popular workshop and always fills up, so act early to reserve your spot!

Jointly sponsored by the Intermountain Herbarium, Bridgerland Mushroom Society (BMS), Mushroom Society of Utah, and the Cache Chapter of the Utah Native Plant Society.

Interested? Contact Michael Piep at (435) 797-0061 by May 15, 2011.

Picture of Polyporus squamosus. Photo by Michael Piep.