Fungus Friday

Event Details

October 5th, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Midgeley Conservation Area, British Columbia
Inventories and Monitoring

This is a special event for all you fungis and fun-girls that have a passion for mushrooms! Join mycologists (mushroom experts) Tyson Ehlers and Larry Evans, along with Nature Conservancy of Canada stewardship staff, for an engaging mushroom walk and talk.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling.

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Midgeley Conservation Area

The Midgeley Consevation Area protects 65 hectares (162 acres) of Douglas-fir forest and overlooks the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. Grizzly bears travel through this property as they descend from the mountains and prepare to cross through the valley bottom lands. Protected in 2013, Midgeley is part of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s work to secure wildlife corridors in southeastern British Columbia.

What you will be doing

The mycologists will begin the event by teaching participants about mushrooms and how to identify them, with a showcase of samples. Afterwards, volunteers will set off for a guided hike (5km round trip) to discover the diversity of fungi within the conservation area and document them using iNaturalist.

Why you will love it

This is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the best local mushroom experts. Whether you are new to fungi and want to learn more, or an experienced mycologist, this event is for you!

Questions?

Contact Travis Muir: travis.muir@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Sturdy closed-toed footwear
  • Raingear (weather-dependent)
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
Miscellaneous
  • 2 litres of water in a reusable bottle
  • Backpack or day pack
  • Container for mushrooms
  • Camera
  • Any necessary medications