Discover the fascinating and weird world of mushrooms. Join mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin on this woodland hike to learn about the ecological roles of fungi and how they eat and reproduce. We'll have hands-on learning about the mushrooms we encounter, including learning basic identification processes. Field guides will be provided.
Where: Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $6/person, $11/family
Ages: All ages welcome but geared toward adults.
Registration: Advanced registration required. Class size is limited to 15.
Registration is handled through the Oregon Zoo, a service of Metro.
Alternate class dates/times:
- Sunday, April 9: Morning mushroom discovery hike at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Sunday, April 23: Morning mushroom discovery hike at Oxbow Regional Park, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Sunday, April 23: Afternoon mushroom discovery hike at Oxbow Regional Park, 1 to 3 p.m.
Pets policy: To protect plants, wildlife and people, Metro does not allow pets at most regional parks and natural areas. Pets can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife the region has worked to protect. In natural areas where dogs are not allowed, people see more wildlife and get closer to it. Seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are allowed. Please bring cleanup materials.