Our 2016 Annual Fall Wild Mushroom Exhibit will be on October 29th and 30th. For the second year the show will be held in the cafeteria at Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle, Bellevue, WA 98007. This location is a large venue for our event, abundant free parking, and all of the exhibit is under one roof on one level! Bellevue College is close to and is easily accessible from I-90 and does not require a toll going over the I-90 Bridge from Seattle. It is also well serviced by Metro for people who prefer to ride the bus.

The exhibit will be open to the public on:

Saturday, Oct 29th: Noon – 7PM
Sunday, Oct 30th: 10AM – 5PM.

Admission fees for this event are:
Adults: $10
Full time students (with IDs): $5
Children 12 and under: free.
Tickets will be pre-sold online on our website at http://www.psms.org starting Oct 1st.

Dispatches From Hawai’i: Edibles in Hawai’i

This is the second in a 4-part series on the fungi of Hawai’i from a Pacific Northwest perspective.  This article discusses foraging and edible fungi in Hawai’i. 

Foraging fungi for the table in Hawai’i is a challenge.  Unlike the Pacific Northwest where finding pounds and pounds of a variety of choice edibles is often not a problem, especially in the fall, this simply won’t happen in Hawai’i.  While Hawai’i is missing some of the most conspicuous and desirable ectomycorrhizal species such as porcini and chanterelles, there are a few good edibles, and if you are lucky, you may even get to see an elusive Hawaiian morel.

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