10am-5pm, Floral Hall Free class, 1-3pm, Lions Hall
Discover the fungus among us. More than 100 varieties of fleshy, fungal fruits fill Forest Park’s Floral Hall during the Annual Wild Mushroom Show each fall. Drop by the free event to peruse displays, see videos, consult reference materials and chat with experts. Dig deeper into the mysteries of fungi and learn to reliably distinguish between wild varieties during a free, two-hour identification class. Bring your own samples to identify! Register here. Search 2697.
The Pacific Northwest is home to some 10,000 species of fungi. About 100 varieties of those bloom with edible mushrooms. Many others are deadly, and discerning one from another isn’t always easy. Fungi both far outnumber and long predate humans on earth. Edible mushrooms, it turns out, are the very tip of the proverbial fungi iceberg. Come grow your knowledge.