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.
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The Midgeley Consevation Area is a 162-acre (65-hectare) Douglas-fir forest. The property is located on the western edge of the valley, which serves as a gateway for bears moving down from the mountains. Situated next to the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, Midgeley is the newest addition to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s wildlife corridor initiative in southeastern British Columbia. The project aims to make it easier for an isolated population of grizzlies to connect with a larger bear population to the east.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Sturdy closed-toed footwear
- Raingear (weather-dependent)
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- 2 litres of water in a reusable bottle
- Backpack or day pack
- Container for mushrooms
- Any necessary medications