Mushrooms 101

RH 223 Botany
Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mushrooms 101
Sept 17 and 19, 6:00-9:00 PM
Ritzinger Hall Room 223
September 21 , 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location TBD
Fee: $49
This class will give students an understanding of the mushrooms known as the safe six; morels, shaggy manes, hen of the woods, chicken mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and puffballs. Covered topics include biology, tree identification, ethics, safety, storage and preparation. Students will also learn the “three rules plus one” of wild foraging and gain a basic understanding of trees associated with mushrooms, mushroom poisoning, and be able to identify common poisonous mushrooms. Enjoy the last session outdoors during the heart of fall as you discover where, and where not to, search for mushrooms. Bring your camera on this hike, too! Your instructor is Tavis Lynch. Tavis is a 30-year veteran of wild mushroom foraging in northern Wisconsin, a skill he initially learned from his father, David, of Cumberland. A certified expert by the MN Dept. of Agriculture, Lynch has been harvesting over 40 varieties of wild fungus and bringing hundreds of pounds safely to the public.