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Point Reyes National Seashore
9th Annual Fungus Fair, Bear Valley Visitor Center
Sunday, January 5, 2014
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the Bay Area Mycological Society and Point Reyes National Seashore

Join us for the 9th annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair! Learn about the fungi of the Point Reyes National Seashore. See remarkable colors and shapes of wild mushrooms that were collected right in the park. Attend lectures, and learn about edible and poisonous mushrooms in the Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.

Schedule of Speakers

11:00 am Point Reyes Fungi, Almost Everywhere, by Darvin DeShazer

1:00 pm Wicked and Wonderful Amanitas of the West, by Debbie Viess

3:00 pm Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms, by David Rust

Hygrocybe by Hugh Smith

Darvin Deshazer has been studying and photographing fungi at Point Reyes for decades. Debbie Viess takes you on a tour of common and uncommon western Amanita species. David Rust helped organize the Point Reyes Mycoblitz Forays, a longterm survey of fungi in the park.

Download the Ninth Annual Fungus Fair Flyer (PDF)

Amateur mycologists will be on hand to talk about mushrooms, and their role in the environment. Learn more about the Bay Area Mycological Society activities, scientific and educational mission.

Collect fungi for the fair! Join local mushroom walks on Saturday, January 4. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 10:00 am. Bring your finds to the Red Barn at 1:00 pm. for identification. Park visitors and local residents are welcome to participate!

For more information about this event, contact David Rust by email or by phone 510.468.5014. This event is free to the public. For directions and a map, visit the park's Directions page.