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Park ranger talks mushrooms in Ilwaco

Attendees encouraged to bring in samples for ID

Published on November 9, 2017 12:01AM

Fort Stevens State Park Ranger Dane Osis

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ILWACO, Wash. — Salty Talks presents an evening of conversation with Oregon Park Ranger Dane Osis 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Ilwaco’s Salt Hotel & Pub (147 Howerton Ave.) on the Ilwaco waterfront. The free event, held upstairs, is open to the public.

An amazing variety of fungi thrive in the coastal Pacific Northwest. Join Osis for a program on these wild forest mushrooms. This illustrated talk will cover what fungi are, their role in the forest and identification tips for both edible and poisonous species. Feel free to bring in samples of mushrooms for identification.

Osis works at Fort Stevens State Park. After gaining a foundation in mushroom identification through several college courses, Dane commercially picked mushrooms in the Siskiyou and Deschutes National Forests. He has been teaching mushroom identification for the past 14 years at Fort Stevens State Park and has shared similar training at several Oregon State Parks and the Tillamook Forestry Center.

Come early or stay late for those wanting to grab dinner or beverages. Seating is limited; no reservations.

Salty Talks are held in partnership with the Salt Hotel & Pub, Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, with support from Friends of Columbia River Gateway.


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