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Sun, Jun 09


ONSC @ Lake Fayetteville

Summer Fun with Fungi

Location: ONSC's Lake Fayetteville campus. Join Instructor Jay Justice to learn common summer mushrooms. Class includes a lecture, foray, and mushroom identification

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Summer Fun with Fungi
Summer Fun with Fungi

Time & Location

Jun 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

ONSC @ Lake Fayetteville, 599 E Lakeview Dr, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

About the Event

Spend a day with mushroom expert Jay Justice. Through a lecture and mushroom foray (guided hike), Jay will teach you techniques for identifying common summer mushrooms. 

Workshop schedule

10:30am – 12pm - Presentation – Common Summer Mushrooms of Arkansas, including, but not limited to Amanitas, Boletes, Chanterelles, and Milky Caps

12 – 1pm – Lunch (bring your own packed lunch)

1 – 2:30pm – Foray in the Woods

2:30 – 3:30pm – Display and Review of Collected Fungi

What to Bring:  A packed lunch, water bottle, long pants, close-toed shoes, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Directions:  Ozark Natural Science Center at Lake Fayetteville, 599 E Lakeview Dr, Springdale. Carpooling is appreciated - our parking lot is small! Another option is to park at North Shore Disc Golf parking lot and walk approximately 10 minutes:

Co-Hosts: Ozark Natural Science Center and Pack Rat Outdoors Center

About the Instructor:

Jay Justice became enthralled with mushrooms and fungi while pursuing a graduate degree many years ago. After completing his graduate degree, Jay joined the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) in 1980. In 1982, he was instrumental in forming the Arkansas Mycological Society and participated in his first NAMA foray in 1985. He has been a prominent member of NAMA, and a well-known mycologist in the decades since. In 2011, Justice was the recipient of the Gary Lincoff Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology, an award that is given each year by NAMA to recognize service performed by selected amateur or professional mycologists. He has co-authored several research papers in mycological journals. Jay continues to serve as a lecturer and mushroom foray leader for mycological societies and mushroom clubs, particularly in the Southeast. He has recently co-authored the book Amanitas in North America, which was published in June of 2020.

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