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Point Reyes Fungus Fair

November 22nd, 2011 by Bill Wigert

Boletus edulis

A Point Reyes Mushroom

Maybe you are like me, and buy most of your mushrooms at the market.  Or maybe you are really into mushrooms which makes you a mycologist.  I have to admit that because of friends of mine are mycologists I do have a secret place at Point Reyes where I can gather Chanterelle mushrooms once the rainy season begins without risk of poisoning my self, friends and family.  I know very little about mushrooms, except that the mushrooms I pick pop up from a vast underground network, which we can’t see.  I also know that picking mushrooms doesn’t hurt this underground network.  I think it’s time for me – and you perhaps – to learn a lot more about mushrooms.  We have that opportunity with the  “7th Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair” scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 7 & 8, 2012. 

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