Mushroom Workshop - March 16 - Friends of The Chico State Herbarium

Back by popular demand!

From Friends of The Chico State Herbarium and hosted by Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserves.


Led by Philip Carpenter

March 16, 2013, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For details and a registration form, please go to:

"This workshop will be useful for rank beginners as well as for people with some knowledge of mushrooms. We will start the day with an hour or so of introduction to the subject – how to get started, what you need to be concerned about in doing identifications, and a question and answer period. After that, we will go into the field to gather mushrooms, following the advice provided in the introduction. When we return from gathering mushrooms we’ll get into the identification part of the workshop using the field guide Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora. The process of identifying mushrooms will be described with the variety of mushrooms that were gathered in the field. The class may close with taste testing of the edibles we find to give participants an idea of how to start cooking with them. With some extra planning, perhaps we can have some bread, cheese and wine to round out the tasting."

For more information about Friends of the Chico State Herbarium please go to:

"The Friends of The Chico State Herbarium, California State University, Chico, was formed to help maintain the high quality of work that has been known to be associated with the herbarium. The primary purpose of the group is to provide community support for the herbarium and to help demonstrate and publicize the value of the herbarium to the botanical community. Scientific and academic pursuits are the focus of the group. Activities include raising funds for items that are not covered under the University budget, offering low cost workshops and classes on various botanical topics, supporting the Jim Jokerst Field Botany Award to encourage student research involving field aspects of botany and ecology, and publication of a newsletter about these and other activities as well as providing information about news and articles of local botanical interest."

For more information about Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserves please go to:

"The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserves is under the direction of the Institute for Sustainable Development. Our mission is to work together with the CSU Research Foundation's Ecological Reserve System to preserve critical habitat and to provide a natural area for environmental research and education.

     The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve contains 3,950 acres of diverse canyon and ridge habitats, including 4.5 miles of Big Chico Creek, and is home to many species of plants and animals. BCCER was created with the purchase of the Simmons Ranch in 1999 and the Henning Ranch in 2001. It is owned by the California State University, Chico, Research Foundation."