Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 29, 2016

Two Nevada City Mushroom Events: December 10 and 11

Two Mushroom Events sponsored by the Yuba Watershed Institute

Register for the 2016 Annual Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition

Saturday December 10, 9 am to 4:30 pm

Our traditional Saturday morning wild mushroom hunt and identification will wrap up with an afternoon of displayed discoveries and identification workshops.  Please arrive by 9am to register and sign-up for a foray group.

Bring a lunch and be prepared to walk in the damp woods. Also useful: collection basket, waxed paper bags, knife, and hand lens. We will drive to sites 15 to 30 minutes away. Please carpool and be open to sharing a ride with other attendants.

Following the foray, there will be identification workshops, as well as wild mushroom soup and other wild-crafted food for sale.

Sunday December 11, 11 am to 4 pm

Sunday we host the 6th annual Wild Mushroom Exposition. The Exposition will be filled with presentations, interactive displays, and workshops based on our seasonal Sierra mushrooms. Stop by any time between 11 am and 4pm.  There will be wild-crafted food concessions, mushroom merchandise available for sale, break away mini hikes on campus (weather dependent), and lectures and workshops that celebrate fungi.

Presentations will include Mike Wood from the Mycological Society of San Francisco, who will present on his new book, California Mushrooms: A Comprehensive Identification Guide.  Mycologist Alan Rockefeller will present his discoveries from temperate Mexican highlands. And Brian Perry from East Bay University will talk on the beautiful Mycena of California.

Please be aware there are NO dogs and No smoking at the Shady Creek Center.

Saturday – $20 general; $15 for YWI members; children and full-time students free

Sunday – $10 general; $8 for YWI members; children and full-time students free

Volunteer positions are available and pre-sale tickets will be available soon.

Information: or email, or call 530-575-6192


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