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
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
- Pocket knife
- Magnifying glass
- Camera (if desired)
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
Interested? Contact Michael
Piep at (435) 797-0061 by May 15, 2011.