Mushroom Foray 2019
520 East County Road 44, Eustis, FL 32736, USA
Join us to hunt for mushrooms and learn about this incredible fungi. Mushrooms can be found throughout Florida's woodlands and serve special functions to our ecosystems and forests. The visible mushrooms are the fruit of an intricate underground network that communicates between the fungi, trees and ecosystem like a nature internet.
Jon Martin aka Fungi Jon is
a mycologist, teacher and photographer from Central Florida passionate
about wild mushrooms. Through relatable, practical, and witty ways of
instructing, he inspires others to dive into the world of mycology and
explore nature intentionally. From their significant role on our planet,
to their beauty and potential in bioremediation & medicine, Jon is
inspired by mushrooms and spends as much time as possible in wilderness
getting to know their many forms.
As a community mycologist, he leads
educational mushroom hikes, instructs mushroom classes at various
locations including the Florida School of Holistic Living & Leu
Gardens, and conducts periodic fungi surveys on designated properties.
He records data for local parks and mycologists, photographs local
species to educate others & share with the world, and makes
contributions to mycology research with universities including the
University of Florida. He is also a foray leader, trusted identifier,
and assistant organizer with the Florida Academic Lichen & Fungi
Enthusiasts League, an academic mycology club based out of the
University of Florida
How should you dress: We suggest that you wear long pants and close-toed shoes since you will be going off trail and may encounter vines and briars.
Because TLNC is primarily a wetlands and you will be outdoors in the Florida summer, we suggest a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. You might also want to bring a camera or cell phone to record the mushrooms found. It is also suggested you bring a raincoat and/or umbrella. The foray will take place even if it rains. It will be cancelled or delayed if a dangerous thunderstorm occurs.
Refund policy: No refunds are given unless you have a catastrophic life event since TLNC and the instructor have spent funds already. You may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please notify TLNC of the transfer or if you are unable to attend. Refunds are made if the event is cancelled by TLNC.
If you have a catastrophic event that you feel qualifies you for a refund, submit your request in writing or by email (email@example.com) before the event.
For more information: Contact the TLNC office at 352-357-7536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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