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
EVENT COST: FREE!
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, 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
“will take up to 15 people”
Is there room for my daughter and me?
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
My 3 daughters and I are very interested. May we please register right away?
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.
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