Mycology & Marine Mammals

Teacher: Lorelle Sherman | Date: Saturday September 30, 10am-3pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $150 |

Join us for an exclusive weekend of mushroom foraging workshops, exploring the diverse and majestic landscapes of the Southern Oregon Coast! More info...

There aren't many places where you can hunt for mushrooms and see marine mammals at the same time. The Southern Oregon Coast is home to breathtaking headlands where the lush forest meets the fury of the ocean. Harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and sometimes even elephant seals congregate on the offshore rocks to rest in safety. In the neighboring forest, an abundance of fungi thrive in the humid coastal air. From bizarre and colorful to choice edible mushrooms, this class will highlight the diversity and ecology of fungi on the southern Oregon Coast. 

With a focus on ethical and sustainable foraging practices, this workshop will cover the essentials of mushroom identification and the role of fungi in the maritime ecosystems of the southern Oregon Coast. If you're lucky, you may leave with a basket of chanterelles and even catch a pod of orcas or a gray whale passing by.

This workshop will take place within a 45 minute drive of Bandon, Oregon. Exact workshop location will be provided 1-week prior to the workshop date.

WildCraft is pleased to collaborate with Travel Southern Oregon Coast to celebrate the natural beauty and ecological wonders of this rugged and spectacularly scenic stretch of the Oregon Coast. WildCraft educators will lead 6 workshops on Sept 30th & Oct 1st, each focused on mycology, wild edibles and the unique qualities of a specific micro-region. Join us for one or more of our Foraging the Southern Oregon Coast workshops! Participants will receive a detailed inspiration guide to Bandon, Port Orford and Brookings, with tips for booking great local lodging, plus what to taste, see and do between their workshops on the South Coast.

Lead photo above by Gritchelle Fallesgon

This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered or exacerbated by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. All participants must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Off-Site or Nature courses. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change at WildCraft’s sole discretion depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.

All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in an outdoor adventure and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in an Off-Site or Nature course. PLEASE carefully review it!

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