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Mushrooms of the Carolinas and Southern Appalachian Region

August 14 - August 20

Dr. Alan Bessette and Arleen Bessette (Authors of multiple mushroom field guides)

** This workshop is currently full and has an extensive waitlist. If additional spots open up we will let the public know via social media and on our website.

This workshop will focus on the mycological diversity of North & South Carolina, and the Southern Appalachian Region. Activities will consist of lectures/presentations on topics such as (but not limited to): Identification Techniques, Major Groups of Fungi, Ecology, Edibility & Toxicity; daily field work (forays); and laboratory/class activities where participants will be introduced to the use of field keys, microscopy, documentary photographic techniques, and more. Designed for beginners wanting a solid introduction to mycology, and for more advanced individuals wishing to pursue their personal mycological interests, this workshop facilitates learning in a relaxed group setting in a unique and mycologically rich area.

Click here for the syllabus.

Prerequisites: None

Cost: $500 course fee + on-site housing for $300 per person for duration of workshop

Details

Start:
August 14
End:
August 20
Event Category:

Venue

Highlands Biological Station
265 North 6th St
Highlands, NC 28741 United States
Phone:
828-526-2602
Website:
highlandsbiological.org