Instructor: Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu
This workshop consists of an interactive virtual lecture with live demonstrations and an optional Field ID Walk to find mushrooms associated with the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens’ native plant communities. Learn the basic taxonomic identifying features that distinguish mushrooms from each other, where each unique mushroom species can be found, when they can be found, and the myths associated with them.
We have taken a fresh approach to this extremely popular winter workshop. The normally packed classroom will morph into a virtual in-depth learning experience from the comfort of home followed by an in-person Field ID Walk (masks required) at our 47 acre garden by the sea. The guided walk is optional, class participants can also explore our wild mushroom collection on their own time armed with a list of species commonly found at the Gardens and an MCBG Mushroom Map.