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10th Annual Point Reyes Fungus Fair
Bear Valley Visitor Center
Sunday, January 4, 2015

Please join us for the 10th Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair. Amateur mycologists will be on hand to speak with visitors about mushrooms. We also provide free lectures in the Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.

The first Fungus Fair was an offshoot of the Mycoblitz, a longterm project to collect, identify and catalog the species of mushrooms at the Point Reyes National Seashore. This effort was a collaboration of PRNS, the Bay Area Mycological Society and the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley. To learn more about the Mycoblitz, follow this link...

Behind the Visitor Center, you'll find display tables full of the remarkable wild mushrooms collected in the park.

We've held a wildly popular collecting foray on the day before the fair, and been amazed at the number of park visitors and local residents who have participated.

Here is the speaker schedule for this year's fair:

Schedule of Speakers
Dr. Tom Bruns
Forest Fires and Fungi: Losers, Winners
and Strategies

11:00–12:00
Dorothy Beebee
The Art and History of Mushroom Dyes
12:30–1:30
Debbie Viess
Zen and the Art of Mushroom Hunting
2:00–3:00

For information about fungi at the Point Reyes National Seashore, visit the park website:
http://www.nps.gov/pore/naturescience/mushrooms.htm.