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Point Reyes National Seashore
11th Annual Fungus Fair, Bear Valley Visitor Center
Sunday, January 3, 2016
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

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

Join us for the 11th 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

12:00 pm Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms, by David Rust

2:00 pm Amanitarita's Freaky and Fabulous Fungi, by Debbie Viess

Hygrocybe by Hugh Smith

Debbie Viess presents a whirlwind tour of interesting fungi from around the country. David Rust will list some of the "do's" and many of the "don'ts" of edible mushrooms.

Download the 11th 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 on Saturday, January 2. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 10:00 am. We'll meet in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center to organize. Be sure to bring a basket or bag, water, compass, knife, pencil/pen, and a lunch. Bring collections to the Red Barn starting at 1:00 pm for identification. No registration required; just show up before 10:00 am. Contact David Rust 510.468.5014 for more details. 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.