2023 Classes

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2022 Classes

We will be offering beginner and intermediate level classes on mushroom identification as a members-only benefit. There are two identical beginners classes: the evening of July 28th & July 30th (field trip), and the evening of August 25th & August 27th (Field trip). The intermediate class will be one all-day class on July 23.

The beginner’s class will cover the following topics: basic fungal biology, the major groups of fleshy fungi (mushrooms), essential macroscopic features needed to identify mushrooms, how to use mushroom keys, what-where-when-how to collect, mushroom literature for beginners.

The intermediate class will include the above, plus current Family & Generic concepts in mushroom taxonomy, differentiating important Colorado species, habitat-specific importance, poisonous and edible mushrooms in our area, introduction to micro-chemical tests.

The cost for each class is $20/person. The classes are limited to 30 people each. Sign up now if you are interested, as they will fill quickly. Find the list of classes below to purchase tickets!

The instructor

Jon Sommer has been a member of CMS since 1993, is the immediate Past-President and is President-elect. Jon received degrees in Botany & Plant Pathology (mycology) from Humboldt State University and The University of California, Davis. He has taught mushroom classes and given talks and lectures in mycological topics around the country since 1970’s.

For further information, contact Jon Sommer: jon@jsorealty.net