Mushrooms, for example, species of Boletus, Amanita, Leccinium, are known as so much more than just edibles or non-edibles. These fascinating fungi are essential partners for many plants in our native ecosystems. Understanding this important relationship enhances the amateur mushroom enthusiast’s search and enjoyment of local mushrooms. We will take an imaginary hike through aspen groves, along waterways, on high passes and in the subalpine regions of spruce/fir while examining the animals, plants, and mushrooms we might find there. Learn identification clues and gain a great appreciation for the amazing diversity of mushrooms in our local habitats.
This evening presentation is a kick-off to the full-2 day field class on Thursday when you get to experience the mushroom hunting first hand. The mushroom events culminate with a public Mushroom Fair on Friday afternoon from 1pm – 4pm. Come for the evening presentation, for the Mushroom Fair, or for the whole fungi event!
Photo courtesy of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
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