Introduction to Mushrooms

Due to Covid-19, this workshop will be through Zoom only. Our instructor, Leah Bendlin, has already converted the information and has been using this online format.

In this online class, local mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin will teach the basics of mushroom identification for beginners, including physical features, ecology and anecdotes about mushroom oddities and beauty. Then we’ll take a walk in the Garden to see mushrooms fruiting in their natural habitats and to practice our new ID skills! If they have them, participants are encouraged to bring their own field guides for reference in the field.

When Leah moved to the Pacific Northwest, a friend took her out for a chanterelle hunt. She was so fascinated by them and the abundance of other mushrooms she set out to teach herself – and a chance encounter soon became a life passion. Leah became obsessed with mushroom taxonomy and all the facets that go into the hunt, learning to read the land for signs of treasure. In 2015, she was elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Mycological Society, where she currently also serves as a teacher, speaker and identifier. You can view her mushroom-centric Instagram account @Leah_myceli

Please contact if you have any questions.

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Single Entry $35

One single entry ticket for Introduction to Mushrooms

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Nov 08 2020


Rain or shine. Dress for the weather!
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


General/$35 or Members/$25
Leach Botanical Garden Manor House


Leach Botanical Garden Manor House
6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland OR 97236
JoAnn Vrilakas


JoAnn Vrilakas


Possible Drizzle
42 °F
Wind: 5 MPH
Humidity: 1 %
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