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Explorer Series: Mushrooms at Point Reyes National Seashore with UC Davis Emeritus Professor Mike Davis

February 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Explorer Series: Mushrooms at Point Reyes National Seashore with UC Davis Emeritus Professor Mike Davis

Mushroom Identification Workshop
Saturday, February 5
10 a.m. -3 p.m.




Join expert mycologist Mike Davis as he teaches the intricacies of mushroom identification to fungi enthusiasts of all levels! Mushrooms are a vitally important aspect of the diverse, natural world of Point Reyes National Seashore. Mushrooms are not only key to the health of the Point Reyes ecosystem, but they also add charm and magic to the landscape. During the event, the group will learn more about the ecology of the park, search for and collect coastal mushrooms, enjoy a picnic lunch at the Bear Valley Picnic Area, and learn to identify mushrooms using the Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America.

Mike Davis is a UC Davis emeritus professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and a Cooperative Extension Specialist. During his career, he taught plant pathology classes as well as courses on mushroom identification, cultivation, and phylogeny. Most of his research focused on environmentally sound applications of disease management measures of fungal diseases of field crops and vegetables, including mushrooms. He has written popular articles and technical papers on mushrooms, including descriptions of several new species.

What to Bring: 
Bring a basket or cloth shopping bag for transporting mushrooms, a pocket knife, paper or a notebook to keep field notes, and a pencil. Please dress according to the weather- this is a rain or shine event. To enhance this experience, you may bring fungi you have collected in your backyard to identify during the event.

COVID Event Safety Information: 
We are taking safety at our event seriously and have taken the following precautions: The event is all outdoors and we have reduced the maximum capacity to allow for greater physical distancing. Attendees must be fully vaccinated or have a negative test within 48 hours to attend and Yolo Basin Foundation staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated to ensure additional protection of guests. We thank you for your patience and flexibility!

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations prior to two weeks before the event will be fully refunded minus a $10 administration fee. The last day to cancel with a full refund is on Friday, January 21. No refunds will be issued for cancellations on or after Saturday, January 22. If you are unable to attend and you have missed the refund window, you may transfer your ticket to another person with prior notification to Yolo Basin Foundation. Otherwise, your contribution will be noted as a donation. This is a rain or shine event.


February 5, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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(530) 757-3780
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Yolo Basin Foundation
(530) 757-3780
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