Kathy Richmond, internationally known mushroom expert, will speak via Zoom on “Deadly, Poisonous and Edible Mushrooms” on March 9 at 7pm. This free presentation is sponsored by the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.
Kathy says that in the course of her talk “people will learn how to identify the deadly “Amanita” species, along with pictures of their look-alikes” and appreciate “what is different between deadly and poisonous and, of course, the yummy edible ones.”
In 1994 Richmond took a month long mushroom identification class at the Flathead Biological Station in Montana taught by Dr. Orson Miller, Jr. This class whetted her appetite for mushrooms, which has never faded. Richmond loves “finding, identifying, talking, cooking and breathing mushrooms”. She has been a member of Idaho’s mushroom club, The Southern Idaho Mycological Association (SIMA), since 1994 where lots of wonderful amateur mushroom enthusiasts helped her along the way. SIMA is a very active Boise-based club that meets monthly for programs and has two 3 day mushroom forays in McCall where we hunt and identify mushrooms. SIMA also offers a mushroom identification class for beginners usually each March and April for a nominal charge.
For a link to join the Zoom presentation, please email [email protected] The Idaho Native Plant Society is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in native plants and plant communities, and collecting and sharing information on all phases of the botany of native plants in Idaho. We seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native flora and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. For more information please visit www.idahonativeplants.org.