Can I Eat That Mushroom? A Mycological Adventure in SOOKE

Facilitator: Kevin Trim

A fun and informative weekend in and out of the woods in Sooke, BC, this identification course of edible mushrooms is for beginners and for those who know a few mushrooms but want to learn more. With a hands-on approach, you will gather mushrooms to identify through parataxonomy, be introduced to field guides, and enjoy a slide show with extensive discussion. Mushroom cleaning and storage techniques will also be discussed.

Topics Covered:

  • Parataxonomy exercise
  • Mycology and identifying characteristics of wild edible mushrooms
  • Recognition of conditions likely to yield wild edible mushrooms
  • Cleaning and storage of wild edible mushrooms
  • How not to get lost while mushrooming in the forest

Note: Participants will require wicker baskets or plastic buckets for collections. Dress appropriately for a hike in the woods, rain or shine. Gear list will be provided after registration.

This offering’s location, cost and time commitment differs from the Can I Eat that Mushroom? A Mycological Adventure course available in November. There may be  travel involved in the Saturday session depending on specimen availability.

Course Dates: Can I Eat That Mushroom? A Mycological Adventure in SOOKE

For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies