Greetings from the Yuba Watershed Institute,
The early rains and mild temperatures have allowed many of the mushrooms of the forest to flourish. We are excited about the schedule of presenters who have dedicated their weekend to educate and inform the attendees of this coming weekend’s Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition.
With some of the best mycologists of North America sharing their stories, you may just want to grab a hot cup of mushroom soup and sit down on the potentially rainy Sunday afternoon and listen to stories of exploring Mexican highlands for glow-in-the-dark mushrooms, investigating the almost lost art of fire-keeping with fungi conks, or hearing from an ecologist on how fungi are reacting to forest fires. A complete schedule for Saturday and Sunday is below.
The Wild Mushroom Exposition on Sunday provides an opportunity to pause and admire the effort and diversity of likely more than 150 species of wild fungi named and documented on our display. You may not want to miss this; eventually this weekend and the mushrooms will go back into the earth for a season. Don’t forget to bring some cash for goodies (mushroom field guides, custom t-shirts, and food).
2016 Yuba Foray Speaker Schedule
Saturday, December 10
9:15 – 9:30 • Introduction to the Foray and Basic Forms of Fungi and Where to Find Them (Daniel Nicholson)
2:00 – 3:00 • Mushroom Identification in the Mountains of California (Alan Rockefeller)
3:00 – 4:00 • Old Friends, New Names: A California Mushroom Journey (Mike Wood)
4:30 – 5:00 • Discussion at the ID tables
Sunday, December 11
11:30 – 12:30 • The Mycenoid fungi of California (Dr. Brian Perry)
1:00 – 2:00 • Fungus after the Fire (Dr. Tom Bruns)
2:00 – 3:00 • Mushroom Hunting in Jalisco and Veracruz: Bioluminescent Mushrooms (Alan Rockefeller)
3:00-3:30 • Fire Tending and Fire Making With Fungi [outside on patio] (Matt Berry)
Please visit our website www.yubawatershedinstitute.org for more information on the weekend’s events.