About Mushrooms Co.
SALT POINT FORAYS:
Join with WAM foray leader David Campbell for a wild mushroom foray and cook-up at Salt Point State Park. We will be hunting for the seasonally available mushrooms, such as king boletes, gold chanterelles, oyster mushrooms, matsutake, black trumpets, hedgehogs, and more. We will also discuss other notable fungi the group may see, along with hunting etiquette. After the hunt, the edible finds will be cooked up, and the group will enjoy a potluck picnic. Group size is limited to about 15 participants. Fee information is below.
SALT POINT FORAY SCHEDULE: (Saturdays, 10-3)
To register for a Salt Point foray, please send a check made out to Wild About Mushrooms for $45/person (kids under 13 - $25). Include a note with your name, phone numbers, e-mail address, and the date for which you are registering. If registering with partners or friends, please state their full names as well. Forays usually fill up, so early registration is advised.
Send registration check & contact information to:
Wild About Mushrooms
PO Box# 1088
Forestville, CA 95436
You will receive a confirmation by e-mail, along with directions and a list of items to bring.
POINT REYES FIELD INSTITUTE CLASSES:
Introduction to Mushroom Identification
Two classes at the Red Barn, Bear Valley Visitor Center
Sunday, November 24, 2013 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Learn the basics needed to begin identifying wild mushrooms with David Campbell, WAM's foray director. A collection of fresh wild mushrooms will be on display, and students are encouraged to bring in their recent findings. We will discuss the broad spectrum of roles mushrooms play, their identification features and how they are used in the identification keys, spore prints, mushroom terminology, collecting techniques, edibility/toxicity, etc.... After lunch, there will be a wild mushroom foray into the surrounding woods, to see what we can find...
Weekend Mushroom Camp
December 14-15, 2013 9:30 AM Saturday through 4 PM Sunday
Spend a wild and woodsy weekend on foray for wild mushrooms in the forests of Pt. Reyes. On Saturday and Sunday, instructor David Campbell, along with legendary sidekick Norman Andresen, will guide our merry troop of beginning and intermediate mushroom enthusiasts into the rich and diverse wild mushroom habitats all around us. We'll cover basic mushroom hunting and collecting methodologies; species identification techniques, detailed discussion of the use of the identification keys, proper handling of wild edibles, including instructional cooking sessions with the mushrooms we find. We'll create an expansive fungi display table with the specimens we collect for ongoing mycological discussion. Saturday evening offers a presentation, "Fungimental Mycophagy", an insightful and colorful examination of the basic do's and don'ts of eating wild mushrooms. The fungi bar is open! Weekend accommodations are included in the rustic cabins at the lovely Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.
SPECIAL PRFI NOTE:
WAM cannot register students for any of the Pt. Reyes Field Institute classes. For information about PRFI class registration and fees, please call 415-663-1200 ext. 373. (Red barn class fee is $40/$50. Mushroom Camp Weekend is $140/$150). The PRFI is sponsored by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association.
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