• Fl. Mushroom Short Course

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    Name: Fl. Mushroom Short Course
    Date: September 21, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Mushrooms appear mysterious or difficult to learn, but Jon Martin can help you understand them with ease! Through this comprehensive workshop, you’ll learn all about fascinating fungi and local mushrooms with a combined indoor class and outdoor mushroom walk.
    This workshop covers:
    • Importance of mushrooms in forest ecosystems
    • Human uses of mushrooms
    • Fungal taxonomy
    • Major groups of mushrooms
    • Common genera & species
    • Methods of identification
    • Proper collection/preservation techniques
    • Edible and medicinal/toxic or deadly mushrooms
    • Reference resources

    Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and pants for the outdoor portion of this class and bring a bag lunch.

    Jon Martin aka Fungi Jon is a mycologist, teacher and photographer from Central Florida passionate about wild mushrooms. Through workshops, he inspires others to dive into the world of mycology and explore. From their significant role on our planet, to their beauty and potential in bioremediation and medicine, Jon is inspired by mushrooms and spends as much time as possible in wilderness getting to know their many forms.

    Jon is a foray leader, trusted identifier, and assistant organizer with the Florida Academic Lichen & Fungi Enthusiasts League, an academic mycology club based out of the University of Florida.
    Trout Lake Nature Center
    520 East CR 44
    Eustis, FL 32736
    Date/Time Information:
    Sept. 21 from 10 AM to 2 PM
    Contact Information:
    Eileen Tramontana 352-357-7536
    Cost is $30 for TLNC Members and $40 for non-members
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