Mushrooms of the West Coast - October 2017

This three-day field-course (Friday evening until Sunday noon) will introduce participants to the wonderful world of West Coast mushrooms.


October 06 - 08, 2017


Raincoast Education Society


Andy MacKinnon


PO Box 815
Tofino, BC


Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to fungi - what are they, and what is their role in our forests?
  • Essentials of collecting & identifying fungi in the field
  • Edible, medicinal, and poisonous fungi
  • Cooking wild mushrooms with Chef Ian Riddick, Executive Chef at the Great Room.

Instructor Andy MacKinnonis a forest ecologist formerly with the BC Forest Service in Victoria. His fields of study include BC’s native plants, fungi, and lichens. Andy is co-author of six field guides to plants of western North America. Erin Feldman is a graduate student completing her MSc in mycology at the University of British Columbia.

Course fee: