Home » *Top Pick*, East Bay, Lectures & Workshops

Guided Wild Mushroom Walk | Oakland

Dang! This event has already taken place.
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required

Rotary Nature Center | 600 Bellevue Ave Oakland, CA 94610

Event Details

Wild Oakland Walks

Wild Oakland leads free, fun and educational guided environmental walks for busy urbanites.

They are a 100% volunteer organization, from the guiding committee to the walk leaders who donate their time because of a shared passion for ecology and education.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Wild Oakland Walks

Join Wild Oakland for a guided stroll around the lake to learn how to identify the many mushrooms of Lake Merritt on Saturday, December 15, 2012.

Our hour long walk will encompass the grassy areas around the boathouse and the Lake Merritt gardens. The focus will be on learning to identify the larger mushroom species of the area and learning to read the landscape for where these various hetertrophs hide out and about their many roles in the local ecology.

Please bring guide books if you have them. A one page guide to the commonly found mushrooms will be provided. We will meet rain or shine. Tools that you may want to bring include a small pocket knife, a paintbrush, and a jacket. This walk will not include tasting- all mushrooms will be passed around and placed back where they came from.

Your guide will be Damon Tighe, an amateur mycologist for five years and former research scientist at the Joint Genome Institute, where many fungal genomes have been sequenced for biofuel applications.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 600 Bellevue Ave Oakland, CA 94610