Wild Mushroom Identification
Date: Oct 29, 2016 or
Offered again: Sep 23, 2017
Offered again: Sep 30, 2017
Offered again: Oct 7, 2017
Offered again: Oct 14, 2017
Duration: 9am - 4pm
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructor: Filip Tkaczyk
Learn the skills needed to utilize wild edible mushrooms! Spend an exciting day with instructor, Filip Tkaczyk, learning about wild mushrooms and their many uses.
The class covers mushroom foraging fundamentals, including:
The course begins with a fascinating slide show presentation
that explains how to identify a wide variety of mushrooms found in the
Pacific Northwest. The course continues with a mushroom foraging hike.
The last portion of the day is spent cooking up the harvested mushrooms
into several tasty dishes to sample. Hand-outs are provided with
resources for further learning.
Instructor: Filip Tkaczyk is an experienced naturalist who has extensively studied the ecosystems of Washington state for over a decade. He earned a B.S. in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington and has worked for Seattle Audubon, the Wildlife Society, and the Olympic National Park. His expertise includes mushroom foraging, wildlife tracking, and nature photography.
"I really enjoyed the course. It gave me the confidence to go out on my own." -Anthony Kusske
"I love the comprehensive and long-range view of the course
and how fungi fit into the whole ecosystem. Mushrooms can save the
“I really enjoyed the knowledge base of the instructors.”
“The course gave enough information to be practical but not so much as to be overwhelming.”
"The instructors are very informative, organized, and fun." -Marty Holota
“Friendly and natural environment for learning more about the flora and fauna of the Pacific NW!”
"Very nice! Consolidated useful information; made it easy to understand."