⚠️ This is a ticketed event for members only. Log in to purchase tickets below! COURSE DESCRIPTION Being already familiar with the most common mushrooms, this course will focus
⚠️ This is a ticketed event for members only. Log in to purchase tickets below!
Being already familiar with the most common mushrooms, this course will focus on more advanced subjects, such as generic & family level taxonomic concepts, toxic and edible mushrooms, and macro-chemical tests. We will go into the details for distinguishing some of the unique and interesting species in our area . We will start in the classroom for about 1.5 hours, immediately followed by a 4-hour field experience. THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS.
This class is limited to 30 participants, tickets are $20/ea
Saturday July 23: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Staunton State Park Visitor Center Meeting Room. We will meet at 8:40 AM at the Aspen Park Park-N-Ride (26137 Conifer Rd Aspen Park, CO 80433) to carpool into Staunton State Park and reduce the Park Entry fees. We will have our classroom session in the Park Meeting Room, immediately followed by the field experience in the area.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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EVENT DETAILS ⚠️ THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT FOR MEMBERS ONLY. LOG IN TO PURCHASE TICKETS BELOW! COURSE DESCRIPTION Come learn the basics for identifying fleshy fungi
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Come learn the basics for identifying fleshy fungi (including mushrooms), their important role in the ecosystem and an overview of the entire fungal kingdom. We will go through the features you will need to know in order to use any of the many mushroom guides and field books. The emphasis will be on field identification techniques. This includes collecting and preserving. You will become familiar with the major groups of mushrooms. The classroom session will be one weekday evening, followed by a Saturday field trip. In the field we will identify mushrooms and other fungi, and gain a first-hand appreciation of these interesting and important organisms.
This class is limited to 40 participants, tickets are $20/ea
Jon Sommer received a Bachelor’s Degree in botany from Humboldt State University in California and Master’s Degrees in botany and plant pathology from the University of California, Davis. He has studied mushroom identification with many notable mycologists. Jon has led mushroom forays and nature walks and taught classes on mushroom identification across the U.S. for many decades. As a resident of Colorado for 30 years, Jon has in-depth knowledge of Colorado fungi as well as our diverse mycoflora and the interactions of fungi in the environment. He has been a member of the Colorado Mycological society since 1993 and currently serves as its Past President and President-Elect..
July 28thth 7:00 – 8:30 PM St Joseph Hospital 1835 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80218. Russell Pavilion 2nd Floor Nobel Conference Rooms
July 30th: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Field trip location to be announced.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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