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Fall mushroom walks and events
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Monthly Meeting at Pacific Forestry Centre
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Topic - Tooth Fungi of the Pacific Northwest
Speaker: Kent Brothers
Bonus - Shorter presentation - How not to get lost in the woods.
Speaker: search and rescue member Mark Koslowski
Annual Cowichan Lake Foray
October 20-22, 2017
Cowichan Lake Research Station, 7060 Forestry Road, Mesachie Lake, BC.
Deadline: Payment by September 29, 2017.
Cost: $170.00 per person including taxes (non-refundable)
- Friday and Saturday night accommodation at the Cowichan Lake Research Station. There are mostly single rooms and a few shared rooms.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
You can find out more about the accommodation at
Keeping with tradition we will meet for dinner on Friday in Cowichan (Jaz Grenier will make the reservation) and then retire to the station. This dinner is not included in the foray price. (Details of the Friday dinner reservation time and location will be announced to confirmed participants at a later date.)
Saturday morning we leave to foray. We return for a hot lunch then head out again for an afternoon foray.
After dinner people work at identifying the mushrooms and in the morning we will get an overview of what we found. After the Sunday review, we will check out of the Research Centre followed by the edible foray.
It's a very educational trip and a great way to get to know people in the club.
If you want to join the foray just for Saturday and/or Sunday, there is a foray fee of $30.00 per day (including taxes), meals not provided. You must bring your own snacks and lunch. There is absolutely no camping permitted.
A few reminders to keep in mind:
- the foray is open to 2017 members only who have signed a waiver;
- there are no dogs permitted on the Cowichan Lake foray.
- you must arrange your own transportation
To sign-up for the foray, e-mail Jaz Grenier
for a registration form.
Send the completed form or drop it off along with your payment at the address below:
Reed Pope Law Corporation
c/o Jaz Grenier
Suite 202, 1007 Fort Street
Victoria, BC. V8V 3K5
Re: 2017 Cowichan Lake Foray
Cheques must be made out to “South Vancouver Island Mycological Society”.
If you have any questions please email Jaz directly.
The final deadline for dropping off your registration is September 29th. No exceptions!