Estacada Festival of the Fungus
Mushroom Identification Classes and Clinic
Registration begins September 27
COMPASS ORIENTATION CLASS
Saturday, October 18
Steve Schmidt will teach a workshop in using a compass on Saturday, October 18 at 10:00 AM in the Flora Room at the Estacada Public Library. Steve is an experienced tour guide and owner of Tours with Steve, an eco friendly mushroom hunters guide service.
MUSHROOM BASICS CLASS
Saturday, October 18
Learn how to identify mushrooms from Judy Roger, member Of Oregon Mycological Society. Judy studied mycology at the University of Washington with Dr. Stuntz who coerced her into teaching at Seattle Community College to “set the learning”. That led to teaching at other community colleges as well as consulting and providing contract mycology for the US Forest Service and other agencies. She has served as an identifier for the Poison Center as well. She likes to eat mushrooms but prefers to study them and teach mushroom microscopy.
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.
Saturday, October 25
12 noon - 4 pm at the Estacada Community Center
Whether you’re a first time picker or a seasoned connoisseur or just curious about a fungus that pops up in your own yard, we would love to see what you find at Identification Clinic held by Jake Hurlbert who will conduct a clinic from noon to four at the Estacada Community Center on Saturday, October 25. Anyone can bring in any fungus they find and Jake will tell identify it for you. Jake Hurlbert, MS, belongs to the Pacific Northwest Mycological Society.
Look for mushrooms with a fresh appearance, free from major blemishes. Be sure to select the entire mushroom including the base which is under the soil line. Wrap the specimen in waxed paper, not plastic wrap. Fresh specimens are easier to identify so please bring only mushrooms picked one or two days before the festival.
While you are waiting for your specimen to be identified you can spend some time chatting with fellow fungi aficionados, take some photographs of the specimens, view an Art Show of Mushroom Masterpieces.
Throughout the festival you can enjoy a wild mushroom culinary event at local restaurants. They will be offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the "Tastings" page to find a restaurant!
Estacada Festival of the Fungus ® Estacada, OR 97023
Jake Hurlbert identifies mushrooms at the 2011 Fungus Festival!