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Mushroom IdentificationDate: October 11, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Lackawanna Hall
Contact: Nora Dillon
Contact Phone: 945-8555
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairy rings, food of the gods, truffles, boletes, chanterellas, morels, artist's conk and magic mushrooms are some of the terms used in the descriptions of the identification branch of Mycology or the study of fungi. This workshop take participants into the woods to collect specimens and then discuss the morphology of mushrooms and how to differentiate between different types of mushroom fruiting bodies. Mushroom edibility, mushroom poisoning and mushroom hallucinogenic species will be discussed along with their vital role in the world's ecosystem through mycorrhizal associations with many land plants.