Back by popular demand, outdoor enthusiast Jake Wyatt returns to share his knowledge of local wild mushroom species. Wyatt, an Indiana Master Naturalist and Huntington County native, is passionate about Indiana flora.
Wyatt will present an introductory workshop on properly identifying edible and toxic wild mushrooms. Participants will meet at Salamonie Lake’s interpretive / nature center May 20, at 9 a.m. for indoor instruction before setting out on the trails. The workshop is expected to end at noon. No mushrooms will be picked or consumed during the workshop.
“It is important to know the difference between similar mushrooms,” said Teresa Rody. “Many edible species have toxic twins.” She also explained that reactions can vary from person to person even for those mushrooms deemed edible.
-Dress for the weather; much of the time will be spent outside along trails.
- Cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check the day of the workshop.
- *Advance registration is requested by calling 260-468-2127. Space is limited.
- This workshop is designed for adults and teens aged 16 and above.
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