Photo: Willoughby Arevalo
In this webinar with fungus enthusiast Willoughby Arevalo, you will learn the principles of mushroom identification based on features visible to the naked eye. This fast-paced program will help you develop your field ID skills to be able to recognize most mushrooms to form group, and learn skills to work towards quickly recognizing important genera and species.
Knowing the basics of fungal biology and ecology will help you learn where and when to search. Learn how to collect specimens for ID and how to harvest honourably and safely. Whether you are new to mushrooms, or already familiar with foraging, this program will connect you with local, print and online resources for further study. Special attention will be given to some of our most common edible, medicinal and toxic species.
*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay! Your contributions help us bring you more online programs like this one!
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
***If this event fills to capacity, members of Stanley Park Ecology Society will be given first priority to any tickets that open up due to cancellations.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and work is the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish people have walked this land and walked with it in a good way, harvesting foods and medicines and made good ceremony here. The abundance that these lands and waters provide us to live, work and play is due to the reciprocal relationships by which Coast Salish people lived and live today.