An introduction to the Summer Mushrooms of Arkansas
Sunday, June 28, 10am – 7pm
This fungi foraging workshop and new PowerPoint presentation is designed to offer participants the opportunity to learn about many of the mushrooms/fungi that can be found in Arkansas during the summer months.We will cover many of the different kinds of commonly seen summer mushrooms such as Amanita, Boletes and Chanterelles as well as lesser known species. After a break for lunch (brown bag it or head over to Grandma’s Cafe for some down home country cooking), we will foray to some nearby forest where Jay will offer insights into the process of identifying collected mushrooms/fungi using macroscopic techniques.
Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands-on identification workshop followed by a mushroom-centric tasting experience!
Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who formerly worked at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. He is a co-founder and scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society.
As anyone who has attended one of Jay’s workshops in the past knows, these informative and delicious events fill up quickly.
Tickets are $50 per person and include a tasting of various mushroom recipes.
For those wishing to make it a weekend, our friends right across the street at Skyvue Lodge offer a variety of comfortable and affordable cabins and rooms with breathtaking views of the Ozark National Forest. http://