A cluster of mushrooms

LA Mycological Society celebrates the fungus among us this Sunday

The Los Angeles Mycological Society holds its 39th annual Wild Mushroom Fair this Sunday, February 5, at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Estates. The fair will include cooking and cultivation demonstrations, expert assistance in identifying wild mushrooms, displays of mushroom art, children’s activities, craft vendors, and a keynote lecture by Christian Schwarz, author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California. The fair is free with admission to the Arboretum, though advance ticketing is recommended. The fair opens at 9am, and events begin at 10am with a wild mushroom walk.

Image: Wild mushrooms in North Hills (Flickr: William Garret)