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Mushroom shows teach about the local fungus among us

Oct 3rd, 2016 | Category: News

Fall in the Northwest is a busy time in the mushroom world. Two favorite local shows will show off many varieties and take your questions on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Bellingham’s Wild Mushroom Show: Pacific Northwest forests and fields are filled with thousands of different kinds of mushrooms and you can experience hundreds of them at this fun, family event, sponsored by the Northwest Mushroomers Association. Visitors can look at displays of locally collected mushrooms, receive identification information, and enjoy talks and presentation. The show takes place noon to 5 p.m. at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. in Bellingham. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students/seniors, and free for children under 12. For show information, see www.northwestmushroomers.org.

At the annual Wild Mushroom Show presented by the Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS). PHOTO BY BILL PIERCE

At the annual Wild Mushroom Show presented by the Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS). PHOTO BY BILL PIERCE

45th Annual Wild Mushroom Show: Presented by the Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS), in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation, the show (photographed at right) features a display of wild mushrooms collected by SCMS members, vendor sales, training on basic mushroom identification, and demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. The mushroom identification class will begin at 1 p.m. in Lions Hall. Vendors will be set up, and visitors can attend lectures and watch demonstrations. The public is welcome to bring their own discoveries for possible identification by an expert. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 East Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett. For additional information see www.scmsfungi.org.

PHOTO BY BILL PIERCE

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