Shady Creek Outdoor School and Conference Center
18601 Pathfinder Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
Saturday – $20 general; $15 for YWI members; children and full-time students free
Sunday – $10 general; $8 for YWI members; children and full-time students free
Saturday December 10
Our traditional Saturday morning wild mushroom hunt and identification will wrap up with an afternoon of displayed discoveries and identification workshops. Wild mushroom soup and other wild-crafted food will be available for purchase.
Bring a lunch and be prepared to walk in the damp woods. Also useful: collection basket, waxed paper bags, knife, and hand lens. We will drive to sites 15 to 30 minutes away. Please carpool and be open to sharing a ride with other attendants.
9:00 – 9:15 • Register and sign-up for a foray group. Please arrive by 9:00 to ensure your place in a group.
9:15 – 9:30 • Introduction to the Foray and Basic Forms of Fungi and Where to Find Them (Daniel Nicholson)
9:30 – 2:00 • Wild mushroom hunt
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
Sunday we host the 6th annual Wild Mushroom Exposition. The Exposition will be filled with presentations, interactive displays, and workshops based on our seasonal Sierra mushrooms. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 4pm. There will be wild-crafted food concessions, mushroom merchandise available for sale, break-away mini hikes on campus (weather dependent), and lectures and workshops that celebrate fungi.
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 be aware there are NO dogs and NO smoking at the Shady Creek Center.
For more information email email@example.com, or call 530-575-6192.