Check out the fungus among us at Humboldt Bay Mycological Society's 40th annual Mushroom Fair on Sun., Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($5 adults and kids over 16, $1 youth ages 12-16, free under 12). There won't be mush room left in the Arcata Community Center after it's stocked with between 300 and 500 species of locally collected fungi.
Ever wanted to go mushroom hunting but were afraid of, you know, poisoning yourself? Wish no more! This event allows you to talk to experts and learn all about the fantastic fungi growing in our area. There will be displays of both edible and toxic mushrooms with their habitat materials, as well as educational posters on fungi and ecology, fungal biology, odors and many other topics to help you on your hunt. Attendees are also encouraged to bring in their own mushies for identification. You can pick up sweet Mushroom Fair T-shirts, mushroom growing kits, field guides and cookbooks and other swag. There will be educational activities for kids of all ages, too.