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01/08/2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Three photos of different mushrooms. There is a salamander on top of the mushroom in the middle photo.

Please join us for the Twelfth Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair!

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Bear Valley Visitor Center

Attend free lectures in the Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium. Learn about fungi and their role in the many Point Reyes habitats, from grasslands to redwoods. See the remarkable colors and shapes of wild mushrooms collected in the park.

Amateur mycologists will be on hand to talk about mushrooms, their role in the environment, and more! Learn more about the Bay Area Mycological Society activities, scientific and educational mission.

The 2017 Schedule of Speakers has yet to be finalized, but in 2016, the following talks were given:

  • noon "Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms" by David Rust
  • 2 pm "Amanitarita's Freaky and Fabulous Fungi" by Debbie Viess

Check back here in late November or December to download the Twelfth Annual Fungus Fair Flyer. To get a glimpse of the activities and lectures offered at the 2016 Fungus Fair, download the Eleventh Annual Fungus Fair Flyer (23 KB PDF)

For more information about fungi at the Point Reyes National Seashore, visit: http://www.nps.gov/pore/naturescience/mushrooms.htm.

For more information about Bay Area Mycological Society events, visit the BAMS website: http://www.bayareamushrooms.org/calendar.html.

Local mushroom collecting forays will be offered on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Sponsored by the Bay Area Mycological Society and Point Reyes National Seashore.

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10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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David Rust

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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