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Beginning Mushroom Identification

All Dates and Times for Beginning Mushroom Identification
Date Start Time End Time
Jul 26, 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Aug 02, 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Aug 04, 2018 9:00 AM 1:00 PM


Whether you want to collect mushrooms just to learn about them or to eat them, you will want to be able to identify them.

The two evening lectures will cover how to properly collect and identify mushrooms using their features and environment.

Then, join us for a field trip during which participants will collect mushrooms and practice identifying them. The location of the field trip will be based on Ed's scouting trip the day before to ensure there are mushrooms available to collect.


July 26th, evening lecture 6-8 pm

August 2nd, evening lecture, 6-8 pm

August 4th, scouting trip, 9am-1pm


Price: $67, $60 member


Instructor: Ed Lubow has been hunting mushrooms since the 1970s and has been volunteering in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens since 2008.

Special Instructions: All levels welcome. Students will be notified of the location for the trip the day before the trip.

Recommended Reading Materials:

Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region by Vera Stucky Evenson & Denver Botanic Gardens

(this book can be purchased from lots of different places – it’s very widely available)

Easy Key to Common Gilled Mushrooms by Kit Scates




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