Sharpen your fall mushroom hunting skills at the Fall Mushroom ID Workshop at Salamonie Lake’s interpretive / nature center, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Returning workshop presenter Indiana Master Naturalist Jake Wyatt will share his knowledge of native fall fungi identification beginning with an indoor presentation before heading out to unpaved trails. This will be a hands-on introduction of native mushrooms. Participants will learn differences of several look-alike varieties. No mushrooms will be consumed during this event. The program is designed for older teens and adults. “It is important to educate yourself and use caution before consuming any wild mushroom,” said Teresa Rody, interpretive naturalist at Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. “There are look-alikes that can be extremely dangerous if ingested.”* Workshop cost is $10 per person, cash or check made out to Friends of Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (Friends of UWIS), payable day of workshop. Space is limited; advance registration requested by calling 260-468-2127. Participants should dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring a reusable water bottle and personal snacks. The workshop is sponsored by Friends of UWIS.
Indiana DNR photo of the Upper Wabash Interpretive /Nature Services
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