Mushroom walk

Date: September 3, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm

Location: UAF ski trails; meet at the ski warmup hut

In this walk, Christin Swearingen will give a brief overview of biology and ecology of fungi, then explore the trails and learn how to identify some fungi we find. We will learn about both edible and inedible mushrooms. No experience necessary. Come with all your questions! Ages 13+. $5 participation fee. Register here.

Christin is a volunteer mycologist for the Fungal Diversity Survey. She has degrees in biology and environmental studies from Oberlin College, and earned a master’s degree from UAF in 2016, where she learned mushroom identification from esteemed mycologist Dr. Gary Laursen. She works at the Northern Alaska Environmental Center and Interior Alaska Land Trust to protect habitat for all types of wildlife, including fungi.

mushrooms in the forest
A mushroom on the ground