Mushroom Identification Workshop with Larry Evans
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Cooper Room 4th Floor at the Missoula Public Library
He’s baaaaaaack! Get ready, people.
You are walking in the woods and you see a really cool mushroom but you don’t want to pick it because..what if it KILLS you!?!? Maybe you got brave and took one home only to realize you had no idea what it was or what to do with it. Come up your mycoliteracy game and learn how to identify mushrooms with some of Missoula’s biggest mushroom nerds. We’ll present a bit about mushroom anatomy before breaking out into groups to identify different species we’ve brought along using portable keys and field guides.
With over 40 years of boogieing-around-the-woods-while-looking-at-the-ground under his belt, if there is one man who could teach you about mushrooms in Montana, it’s Larry…if you can find him! Larry Evans is a prolific mushroom hunter, teacher, cultivator, song writer, and cook. He has organized heaps of mushroom forays, festivals, and workshops in the Rockies, Pacific Northwest, Bolivia, and Jamaica. He is a founder of the Western Montana Mycological Association, wrote a field guide to mushrooms of the Amazon, and appeared in Ron Mann’s documentary Know Your Mushrooms.