Mycology Walk – get to know your local fungi! – October 20, 2012

Naturalist-led walk in Pacific Spirit Park: Learn Your Fungi – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (or Beautiful!)

Want to learn more about fungi? Outdoor walk and talk on natural history of the forest by Terry Taylor who will take up to 15 people on a walk through Pacific Spirit Park. Terry will help you find many sorts of fungi and will explain all of the different parts of the organisms and where this group fits into the ecology of the forest. He will also let you know which species are edible.

If you have a hand lens or magnifying glass, bring it, for you will then be able to see pore structure and all of the myriad other complex parts of these fungi. Participants should be prepared for possible cold, rainy weather with enough warm clothes, as we will be doing quite a bit of standing around.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 am – noon
LOCATION: Meet at 16th Avenue and Sasamat Street –near the entrance to UBC, and at a trailhead of Pacific Spirit Park

More about the Speaker/Tour Guide:

Terry Taylor

Terry Taylor, formerly from the Science and Technology Division of the Vancouver Public Library, and current UBC Research Associate, has studied local botany and mycology for 40 years and is a founding member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. He regularly leads mycology walks at Pacific Spirit Park

Registration is free, but required to participate


7 thoughts on “Mycology Walk – get to know your local fungi! – October 20, 2012

  1. “will take up to 15 people”
    RSVP needed?
    Is there room for my daughter and me?


  2. Hello,
    My 3 daughters and I are very interested. May we please register right away?

  3. Yes, Stefanie– for sure bring your daughter. If you have a hand lens or magnifying glass, that would help viewing the small parts of the fungi.

    Pat Baird, SCWIST organizer for Nature Walks

  4. Hello Stella. By all means bring your three daughters. Ditto on the hand lens or magnifying glass. Seeing the fungi up close is really fascinating.

    Pat Baird, SCWIST organizer for Nature Walks

  5. Hello Terry,
    Is there room for me to come? I would love to learn a lot more about wild mushrooms. Will you only take 15 people at a time or are you suggesting it’s for the first 15 people who register for this fun walk.
    Thank you,

  6. Hi Sandra,

    Thank you for showing interest to the SCWIST event. Unfortunately this event was held in 2012 and is no longer a current event. Sorry about that.


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