august, 2022

25aug7:00 pm9:00 pmSold Out!Beginner's course in mushroom identification - August 25 & 27, 2022

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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..

August 25th 7:00 – 8:30 PM  St Joseph Hospital 1835 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80218.  Russell Pavilion 2nd Floor Nobel Conference Rooms
August 27th:  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM  Field trip location to be announced.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jon Sommer

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