This class will cover the basics of mushroom identification for beginners, including mushrooms’ physical features, lifestyles, ecology and fun anecdotes about mushroom oddities and beauty. The species presented are mostly from the Pacific Northwest, but the basic identification skills are the same for mushrooms anywhere.
Leah Bendlin is a Portland based mushroom and community science enthusiast. She caught the mycology bug after her first outing hunting chanterelles with a friend. Amazed at the diversity of mushrooms that day, she set out to learn the science of identification. That curiosity proved insatiable, and now, 9 years later, she is an expert taxonomist, aspires to learn the name of every mushroom she encounters, and delights in teaching others. You can find her Instagram page, focused primarily on teaching mushroom species of the Pacific Northwest at https://www.instagram.com/leah_mycelia/
This class will be held online via Zoom.