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SOLD OUT | Wild Mushroom Identification & Outing with Mycophile’s Garden

Join Chris Swinson of Mycophile’s Garden for an afternoon identifying some of the 1,000 species of mushrooms that grow in Michigan. We’ll begin with a 1 hour lecture covering the basic terms, types, habitats, and physical characteristics of our local fungi. Heading outside, we’ll spend 1.5 hours utilizing our newly acquired knowledge to search for and identify mushrooms and the characteristics needed to accurately describe, discuss, and identify them. Throughout the class we’ll discuss the importance of using the scientific names when studying or discussing fungi, as well as how to identify toxic fungi, how to best prepare and consume wild mushrooms, and more! This spring class will have a focus on morels!

Chris will have mushroom grow kits for sale at the class. Please note this is for educational purposes only – this is not a foraging/collecting class. 

Pre-registration is required due to limited spots. Registration closes on 4/14/23 at 12pm. Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Camilla, at camilla@blandfordnaturecenter.org if you have any questions. 

Member: $45
Non-Member: $54

This program is recommended for adults and teens ages 13 and up.

Please Note: This program will take place indoors and outdoors. In the event of severe weather, the program will be canceled and participants will be notified of their refund options.


Apr 15 2023


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
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