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13th Annual Point Reyes Fungus Fair, Bear Valley Visitor Center
Sunday, December 10, 2017
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

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

Join us for the 13th 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

11:00 am Chemical Ecology of the Death Cap Mushroom, by Cat Adams

12:30 pm Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms, by David Rust

2:00 pm Zen and the Art of Mushroom Hunting, by Debbie Viess

Hygrocybe by Hugh Smith

Debbie Viess presents an introduction to the joys of fungi. David Rust will list some of the "do's" and many of the "don'ts" of edible mushrooms. We have a new speaker this year: Cat Adams presents a look at Death Cap mushrooms!

Download the 13th Annual Fungus Fair Flyer (PDF)

Amateur mycologists will be on hand to talk about mushrooms, and their role in the environment. See our beautiful Death Cap scuplture. Learn more about the Bay Area Mycological Society activities, scientific and educational mission.

Collect fungi for the fair on Saturday, December 9. 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 necessary; 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.