Wild Mushroom ID Class - North Carolina - (No Certification) - June 27, 2020

$150.00

Come learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms with Stesha Warren. 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: Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

When: June 27, 2020, 9am-5pm

Accommodations: Howell Woods Environmental Center has lodging available for $10 per night for this event. Please call (919) 938-0115 to book your stay.

The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship. At Howell Woods, you can experience a variety of environmental education programs and recreational activities.  Go hiking, camping, canoeing, bird watching, hunting, fishing, and more!

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

List of edible wild mushrooms you will learn about:

  • 1. Chanterelles
  • 2. Oyster mushrooms
  • 3. Black trumpets
  • 4. Morels
  • 5. Hen of the woods
  • 6. Chicken of the woods
  • 7. Blue milky
  • 8. Wood ear
  • 9. Golden and burgundy milkies
  • 10. Green quilted russula
  • 11.Beefsteak
  • 12. Lionsmane
  • 13. Hedgehog mushrooms
  • 14. Puffballs
  • 15. 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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