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CANCELLED -- 2017 Point Reyes Fungus Fair & Shroom Showcase

Presented by Point Reyes National Seashore at Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes Station CA

Jan 07 2017
CANCELLED -- 2017 Point Reyes Fungus Fair & Shroom Showcase

At the 12th annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair, you’ll learn about the fungi of the Point Reyes National Seashore and see the remarkable colors and shapes of wild mushrooms that were collected right in the park.


Professor Tom Bruns will present a tour of evolutionary history in the Basidiomycota, one of the phyla which produces mushrooms. Debbie Viess presents the beauties and oddities of the fungal world. David Rust will list some of the “do’s” and many of the “don’ts” of edible mushrooms.

2017 Schedule of Speakers

11 am: Complexity, Simplicity, and Convergence – a tour through the evolutionary history of the Basidiomycota, by Dr. Tom Bruns
12:30 pm: Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms, by David Rust
3 pm: Amanitarita’s Freaky and Fabulous Fungi, by Debbie Viess

Collect fungi for the fair on Saturday, January 7
Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 10 am. They’ll meet in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center to organize. Be sure to bring a basket or bag, water, compass, knife, pencil/pen, and a lunch. Bring collections to the Red Barn starting at 1 pm for identification.

No registration is required; just show up before 10 am. Contact David Rust 510-468-5014 for more details. Park visitors and local residents are welcome to participate.



Contact: 510-468-5014

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Bear Valley Visitor Center

1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


Parking lots on-site


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

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