Mushrooms: Edible, Poisonous, and Ecologically Vital

May 27, 2017

The flavours, colours, and textures of edible wild mushrooms delight the eye and the palate and are luring foragers—both commercial and personal—into the woods in increasing numbers. However, edible and poisonous mushrooms can look alike, and tragedy can result, as when a three-year-old child died on Vancouver Island last year after eating the death cap mushroom, Amanita phalloides. In this series of talks, we invite you to learn more about mushrooms, whether toxic or delicious, from experts who are passionate about them. Here is an opportunity to participate in discussions about how best to equip our communities for safe appreciation of our diverse, beautiful, and ecologically important mushroom species.