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Events · 28th September 2012
Darcy Mitchell
Quadra Island Wild Mushroom Festival – October 5 to 7
Fun and Fungi for All!
Tickets for all events on sale at the Heriot Bay Inn, in person or by phone – 250 285 3322. Don’t wait – last year’s events sold out! Presented by the Heriot Bay Inn, Quadra Island Mushroom Club and Quadra Recreation Society in cooperation with the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society, the Quadra Young Naturalists and the Quadra Children’s Centre.
What’s on:
Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m. Keynote presentation at the Community Centre. “Edibles and Others: Wild Mushrooms of Quadra Island” by Dr. Shannon Berch, SVIMS. $10, 12 and under, $5.
Also – artists and photographers are invited to display their mushroom- themed work at the QCC. Please contact Maureen McDowell and Frank Boas to submit – 250 285 2221.
Book Bonanza will be selling field guides and other mushroom books at the Friday event - you’ll want to pick up a book for Saturday events, and a Fall-full of mushroom hunting!
Saturday, October 6
Guided species collection field trips. Meet at the Community Centre parking lot at 9:30 for 10 a.m. departure – return by 3 p.m. $20
Mushroom Photography – 10 a.m. to 12 noon. With Don Mottershead. Meet at the Community Centre. $20
Wild Mushroom Exploration – a program for children and parents. 11 a.m. to one p.m. Quadra Children’s Centre. $10 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, October 7
FREE – public viewing of the mushroom collection. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Centre (upstairs)
Wild Colours: Dyeing with Mushrooms – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Brigid Weiler of GalaWools, Cortes Island. At the Community Centre. $20
Truffle Diversity of the Pacific Northwest – 1:30 to 4:30 pm. a presentation by Dr. Daniel Luoma of Oregon State University, with Joyce Eberhart, OSU. At the Bay View Room, Heriot Bay Inn. $20
Wrap-up Gala Dinner – Three-course mushroom themed dinner – seating at 6 p.m. In Herons at the HBI. $30.
Check the HBI website ( for information updates.