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Wild Mushroom Workshop and Field Trip

Click here to register for the 2023 session!

This workshop will cover essential elements of mushroom biology, uses and ID. Students are welcome to bring mushrooms to the in person Saturday session for identification and discussion.

Instructors and mushroom experts Andy MacKinnon and Kem Luther provide a fun and accessible approach to mushroom identification in the Victoria area and beyond.

COST: $40 for both sessions or $36 for members of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society.

Two notes from the Instructors:

1. If you have a favourite mushroom identification book, please bring it. If you are considering purchasing an identification book, we highly recommend the Royal BC Museum Handbook "Mushrooms of BC" (available at the Nature House gift shop). (Disclaimer: we're the authors!)

2. There is also a terrific tool called 'MycoMatch' for mushroom identification. You can check it out here:

By registering for this course, you are committing to BOTH the classroom lecture on November 10 from 7-9pm AND the in person, outdoor workshop on Saturday Nov 11, 2-4 (Location to be announced, but will be in the Greater Victoria BC area)