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An Introduction to Mushrooms and Other Fungi
Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Details

Are you interested in the fascinating world of fungi? Do you want to learn how to identify mushrooms in the field?  Join mycologist, Melanie Croydon-Sugarman this fall to learn about High Park’s marvelous mycology!

In this naturalist workshop, we will learn:

  1. The basics of mushroom identification using keys and field guides
  2. The important ecological roles that fungi play in forests
  3. The many species of mushrooms that can be found in High Park

This workshop will include an indoor presentation followed by a guided hike through High Park to look for mushrooms and other fungi, practice ID skills, and explore the links between mushrooms and trees in the field.  This workshop is open to all those with an interest in mushrooms, with no prior experience needed. The hike will be approximately 2 hours in length, and of moderate difficulty.

Workshop Fee:

$50 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance)
$60 Regular
$44 Seniors (age 60+)

Inclement Weather Date: At the discretion of the workshop leader, the outdoor portion of this workshop may need to be rescheduled due to severe weather such as a snowstorm, freezing rain, extreme cold alert or high winds. In this situation, the Nature Centre will email participants at least one and half hours prior to the program start time. The rescheduled Inclement Weather date for this workshop is: Sunday, October 28th, 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

Cancellation Policies

Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at

Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.


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