Greetings to lovers of all things wild, including Wild Mushrooms!
Here is the poster and press release telling about this year's Wild Mushroom Show.
Show time, October 20th is just around the corner. Please distribute this poster and press release as far and as wide as you can. Print a copy for your fridge; send it to friends who have a curiosity about nature. This year's early rains are bringing out the best season of mushrooms ever, and it is up to all of us to let everyone know they will be at Bloedel Donovan for everyone's appreciation and amazement.
Chuck and Maggie
Maggie - 360-724-3158
"Give away all your mushroom secrets for $5? Are you crazy?" ~Migo Biciunas, Northwest Mushroomer
"In the Northwest, almost every year is good for mushrooming. But 2013 is turning out to be stellar." ~Erin Moore, Northwest Mushroomer
Pacific Northwest forests and fields are filled with thousands of different kinds of mushrooms and you can experience hundreds of them at this fun, family event.
* Study beautiful displays of locally collected mushrooms
* Bring mushrooms from your own backyard for identification
* Hear mushroom talks by local experts and surprise guests
* Learn to identify common mushrooms, both edible and poisonous
* Discover the fascinating lifestyles of mushrooms and other fungi
* Taste safe and savory wild mushrooms
* Visit the "touch and feel" table for hands-on with fungi
* Enjoy a children's activity table
* Browse and purchase mushroom guides and other books
* Cultivate your own fungi with kits from local Cascadia Mushrooms
"If you treat mushrooms with discrimination and respect, you can learn to pick your own edible wild mushrooms without fear of confusing them with poisonous types – mushrooms which are nutritious, far more flavorful than the mass-produced cultivated variety, and best of all, free! It does, however, require time and effort - a willingness to plunge into the woods, to uncover their secrets, to learn their characteristics, to penetrate their haunts," David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified
CONTACTS: For images, Erin Moore, 360.738.0896, firstname.lastname@example.org. For show information or to volunteer at the event, contact Maggie, 360.724.3158.
The Northwest Mushroomers Association promotes the understanding and appreciation of mushrooms and the study of mycology in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties. Yearlong NMA membership is $15 for families and $10 for students. Join us! northwestmushroomers.org