Beginner’s Mushroom Walk, Saturday Oct 27th, 1-3 pm at Francis/King Park

Photo by pellaea, used under Creative Commons license

Are you interested in learning more about wildcrafted foods but not sure where to start?  Did you see some tasty looking mushrooms on your last hike but not want to take a chance on trying them?  This workshop is for you!

Learn about the different families of mushrooms, what is the most poisonous, what is the safest. We will also discuss key traits to ID mushrooms, collecting etiquette and touch on the many uses of fungi for people and the environment.

Because this workshop takes place in a regional park, we won’t be harvesting mushrooms, so the emphasis will be on learning identification and collection skills.  You might wish to bring a camera and/or a notebook and pen with you.

Location:  Francis/King Regional Park.  We’ll meet in the parking lot at 1 pm and proceed from there.

Francis/King Park is accessible by car and bike, but is not too transit friendly.  If you are driving and have extra car space to share with folks who need a ride, let me know.

Driving directions:  Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take the Helmcken Road exit. Turn left on Burnside Road West, then right on Prospect Lake Road. Turn left on Munn Road, which leads to the park entrance on the right. Allow approximately 20 minutes driving time from Victoria.

Suggested donation:  $10 (no one turned away)

Please email slugs.coordinator@gmail.com to register for this event

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