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Fall mushroom walks and events
http://metchosinbiodiversity.com/mushrooms/
List maintained by Kem Luther




Monthly Meeting at Pacific Forestry Centre
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7pm


SVIMS meeting. Native Trees and their Associated Mushrooms.

Andy MacKinnon


Session 1 of Wild Mushrooms: An Introductory Course For Adults
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7:00pm to 9:00pm

INTRODUCTION TO MUSHROOMS. Instructor: Shannon Berch. Explores the essential elements of mushroom biology, uses and ID.



Location: Swan Lake

Registration required. Call Swan Lake at 250-479-0211. $20 for SVIMS/Swan Lake members, others $25. 10% discount for all 6 classes in series.


Session 2 of Wild Mushrooms: An Introductory Course For Adults
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:00pm to 9:00pm

MUSHROOM FIELD TAXONOMY 1. Instructor: Juliet Pendray. A hands-on exploration of morphological features used in mushroom identification. The program will use fungi collected by students and the instructor.


Location: Swan Lake

Registration required. Call Swan Lake at 250-479-0211. $20 for SVIMS/Swan Lake members, others $25. 10% discount for all 6 classes in series.


SVIMS Annual Cowichan Lake Foray
October 24-26, 2014


Cowichan Lake Research Station, Lake Cowichan

Registration required. Cost $140.45 including taxes.
This includes
Friday and Saturday Night accommodation at Cowichan Lake Research Station.
There are mostly single rooms and a few shared rooms. You can find out more about the accommodation at
https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/clrscc/index.htm
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

Keeping with tradition we will meet for dinner on Friday in Cowichan (I will make the reservation) and then retire to the station. This dinner is not included in the foray price.
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.
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 the cost breakdown is (all include taxes):
- $10 Foray with no meals
- $26.80 Foray plus hot lunch
- $32.05 Foray plus evening dinner
- $48.85 Foray plus lunch and dinner

You can sign up in advance by emailing me but spots are reserved with payment. Payment and signed waiver must be received in advance. No exceptions!!

A reminder the foray is open to members only.
There are no dogs permitted on the Cowichan foray.

Payments can be mailed or dropped off to me at the address below or (if spaces still available) given at the next SVIMS meeting.
817 Ellery Street
Victoria BC V9A 4R6
Cheques must be made out to SVIMS

If you have any questions please email me directly: Heather Leary


Session 3 of Wild Mushrooms: An Introductory Course For Adults
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7:00pm to 9:00pm

IDENTIFYING MUSHROOMS WITH KEYS AND BOOKS." Instructor: Ian Gibson. Slide lecture, hands-on experience using different types of keys to identify mushrooms. Free MatchMaker CD.



Location: Swan Lake

Registration required. Call Swan Lake at 250-479-0211. $20 for SVIMS/Swan Lake members, others $25. 10% discount for all 6 classes in series.


Session 4 of Wild Mushrooms: An Introductory Course For Adults
Saturday, November 1, 2014

2:00pm to 4:00pm

MUSHROOM FIELD TAXONOMY 2. Instructor: Kem Luther. Foray to collect and identify mushrooms.



Location: to be arranged

Registration required. Call Swan Lake at 250-479-0211. $20 for SVIMS/Swan Lake members, others $25. 10% discount for all 6 classes in series.


Monthly Meeting at Pacific Forestry Centre
Thursday, November 6, 2014

7:00pm

SVIMS meeting. All Is Not What It May Seem: How convergent evolution may be a source of your mycological frustration!

Dr. Britt Bunyard, editor of Fungi Magazine




Session 5 of Wild Mushrooms: An Introductory Course For Adults
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:00pm to 9:00pm

COOKING WITH WILD MUSHROOMS. Instructor: Bill Jones. Lecture/demonstration/tasting.

Location: Swan Lake

Registration required. Call Swan Lake at 250-479-0211. $20 for SVIMS/Swan Lake members, others $25. 10% discount for all 6 classes in series.


Session 6 of Wild Mushrooms: An Introductory Course For Adults
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

7:00pm to 9:00pm

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION. Instructor: Scott Henderson. Slide talk, demonstration, samples. Learn techniques for growing your own mushrooms.

Location: Swan Lake

Registration required. Call Swan Lake at 250-479-0211. $20 for SVIMS/Swan Lake members, others $25. 10% discount for all 6 classes in series.