Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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    Live virtual lectures | December 11 or 18

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    Filed ID Walks | December 12 or 19

Mushroom ID for Beginners

Virtual Lecture & Field ID Walk
December 11 or December 18, 2021
from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Walks Dec 12 or Dec 19 at 9AM, 11AM, or 1PM

Instructor: Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu

Both dates are sold out, CLICK HERE if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

This workshop consists of an interactive virtual lecture with live demonstrations and an optional Field ID Walk to find mushrooms associated with the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' native plant communities. Learn the basic taxonomic identifying features that distinguish mushrooms from each other, where each unique mushroom species can be found, when they can be found, and the myths associated with them. 

We have taken a fresh approach to this extremely popular winter workshop. The normally packed classroom will morph into a virtual in-depth learning experience from the comfort of home followed by an in-person Field ID Walk (masks required) at our 47 acre garden by the sea. The guided walk is optional, class participants can also explore our wild mushroom collection on their own time armed with a list of species commonly found at the Gardens and an MCBG Mushroom Map.


Class size is limited. Registration for this workshop may be completed online. Class cost is $60 per participant and includes admission for the Field ID Walk ($50 – discounted rate for MCBG Members). Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens.

Please remember, mushrooms found at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens should stay at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens... do not pick or collect!


Start Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021

End Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021