The Northwest Environmental Education Council presents: Intro to Wild Mushroom Identification on the Olympic Peninsula
This course provides an introduction to wild mushroom identification. Emphasis is on basic identification skills of wild mushrooms, including edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes. Students will learn what to look for and terminology used to distinguish common mushrooms and relatives. Basic fungal biology and ecology will be discussed. Advanced students are welcome and would also benefit from the class.
About the Instructor: Thom O’Dell has over twenty five years experience collecting, studying, growing and eating mushrooms. He has many publications including scholarly papers, books, chapters and field guides. He received his Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University in 1992 and conducted field ecological studies in Olympic National Park as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Thom was the first regional mycologist for the USDA Forest Service where he supervised surveys for rare fungi and trained federal botanists in their identification. He currently works for The Remediators Inc., a soil bioremediation company in Port Angeles, WA commercializing methods to clean contaminated soil using fungi.
For more information on the full schedule of events or to register: Northwest Environmental Education Council, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
650 S. Orcas Street, Suite 220, Seattle, Washington 98108
Phone: (206)762-1976, Fax: (206)762-1979