Special SCUMS ID Workshop and Foray - July 15-16, 2017

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July 15 - 16 at Oconee State Park
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals, and more, of mushroom identification. This is a workshop - the focus is on the how-to’s of identifying fungi using keys and field guides. The general format will be to provide instruction, then facilitate as you work your way through keys and field guides.

Tradd and Olga Cotter and Julia Kerrigan will be your fearless leaders. We have rented a meeting room with a kitchen where we will conduct workshops and ID specimens. A limited number of microscopes will be available as well. We will foray in the surrounding area.

You can sign up for Saturday or both Saturday and Sunday, the material will differ by day. On Saturday we will start with the basics (mushroom lifecycles, fruiting body structures, ID fundamentals) and build from there. Identification of mushrooms and other types of fleshy fungi will be included. The topics covered Sunday will build on what was learned Saturday. For those staying overnight at the park, we will have a potluck, social, and you can work on your ID’s – whatever you prefer. An itinerary will be sent to registered attendees.

Accommodations and food are on your own. Oconee State Park  has cabins and camping facilities, which you can reserve through their website. No food service is available at the park, but there is a convenience store a few miles away. Although you must take care of your own food and shelter, there will still be opportunities to convene during meals and in the evening, if you wish. Because there is a maximum number of people who can occupy the building, and this is a workshop, attendance is capped at 50.