Date(s) - 08/06/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Morning and afternoon classes will be held at the Cooper-Siegel Library on Fox Chapel Road. Each session is $10; the full day is $20.
A free mushroom walk at nearby Salamander Park will follow.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Introduction to Mushrooms
Lead Instructor: Fluff Berger, WPMC Identifier & Recording Secretary
Topics will include various types of mushrooms, general identification features, and their role in the ecosystem. Both edible and poisonous mushrooms will be discussed, along with advice on how to avoid trouble. Additional references will be recommended.
1:30-3:30 p.m. – Jelly, Club & Coral Fungi
Lead Instructor: John Stuart, WPMC Identifier & Past President
This class will cover a variety of interesting mushrooms. These include Jelly Fungi, such as the amber jelly roll (Exidia recisa); Club Fungi, such as Cordyceps and Dead Man’s Fingers; and Coral Fungi, including Clavaria and Ramaria species. There’s even a Jellied False Coral, which fits into two of these categories!
3:30 p.m. – Mushroom Walk at Salamander Park (free)
On-line registration, using PayPal or credit card, is now available.
Or make checks payable to WPMC and send to:
WPMC, c/o Barbara DeRiso, 204 Woodcock Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15215.
Space is limited, so register today!
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We request that no one hunts a walk or foray location for at least two weeks prior to a walk or foray. It is only through your cooperation that we can have successful walks and forays. All walks & forays will be held rain or shine. Come 15-30 min early and socialize. All walks start on time, so be early, if you are late we will already be in the woods. You can find last minute additions or changes by going to our Facebook Group.