LA MUSHROOM FAIR

Steve Pencall spencal at NEXTLAB.CALSTATELA.EDU
Wed Feb 1 20:27:41 EST 1995


Wild Mushroom Fair, February 19, 1995

With this year's heavy rains, a bumper crop of mushrooms is assured in nearby fields and forests.  To celebrate this  
bounty, the Los Angeles Mycological Society will be staging a Wild Mushroom Fair at the Los Angeles State and County  
Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, California on Sunday, February 19, 1995 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
Admission is free with admission to the Arboretum ($3.00).

The Fair will feature identified species of Wild Mushrooms displayed in natural habitat settings.  Mushroom experts will be  
on hand to answer all your questions about Wild Mushrooms and you are invited to bring in Wild Mushrooms for  
identification.  A variety of Mushroom books and posters will be offered for sale.  The featured speaker will be Dr. Chester  
R. Leathers, retired professor of botany at Arizona State University in Tempe.  Dr.  Leathers will deliver an illustrated talk  
on "An Introduction to Mushrooms and Their Identification".

On Saturday, February 18, there will be 3 Mushroom walks, or forays, to collect Wild Mushrooms for display at the Fair.   
One foray will be at Malibu Creek State Park, one at Placerita Canyon County Park and one in the Cleveland National  
Forest east of Orange County.  The public is invited to participate in these forays free of charge.

Please call the Los Angeles Mycological Society at (213) 292-1900 for up to date information on the Mushroom forays  
and Wild Mushroom Fair.




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