Mushroom Mountain Events

November 7, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom ID Class - Georgia

    November 7, 2020  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Wahsega 4-H Center, 77 Clover Leaf Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    Come learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms with Brian Hale. This class will take you on a journey of how to identify mushrooms in the wild. You will learn about several edible mushroom species while foraging outdoors, bringing them back into a classroom setting, and looking step by step into the mushroom groups.

    Where: Wahsega 4-H Center, 77 Clover Leaf Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533

    When: November 7, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Accommodations: Click here

    Food: Bring your own lunch

    Wahsega 4-H Center is one of five centers operated by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. We provide environmental and outdoor education opportunities during the school year and camping experiences to youth during the summer. Our programs enable youth to acquire relevant knowledge, develop significant life skills and form the appropriate attitudes they need to make intelligent decisions, solve problems and be responsible citizens.

    Class Itinerary:

    1. Introduction to mushroom lifecycles
    2. Mushroom Ecology
    3. Collecting and storing edible mushrooms
    4. Foray
    5. Foray collections walk-through - Major groups ID
    6. 15 easy edible wild mushrooms
    • Chanterelles
    • Oyster mushrooms
    • Black trumpets
    • Morels
    • Hen of the woods
    • Chicken of the woods
    • Blue milky
    • Wood ear
    • Golden and burgundy milkies
    • Green quilted russula
    • Beefsteak
    • Lionsmane
    • Hedgehog mushrooms
    • Puffball
    • Cauliflower

    Recommended field guides:

    Mushrooms of the Southeast: Todd F. Elliott & Steven L Stephenson

    Appalachian Mushrooms: A field guide: Walter E. Sturgeon

    A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas: Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, Michael W. Hopping

    What to bring:

    1. Mushroom hunting basket
    2. Knife
    3. Bug spray
    4. Individual paper bags
    5. Field pocket guide
    6. Black and white paper
    7. Pen/pencil
    8. Pocket journal
    9. Water

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November 11, 2020

    November 11, 2020  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

    Tours of Mushroom Mountain include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, laboratory tour and research overviews, and the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will be discussed along the way! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

    Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain.

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