Fungus Among Us Annual Event

Presented by the Whistler Naturalists Society, this two-day mushroom festival from October 15th – 16th unites fungophiles around presentations and guided walks by mushroom experts, a gourmet wild mushroom tasting and a mushroom display, which allows participants to gather, share conversation and explore the day’s many finds. AWARE is proud to be the charitable partner for this Whistler Naturalist’s annual event.

Fungus Among Us brings provincial experts together to take inventory of Whistler’s diverse and abundant fungi. In spite of over a decade of surveying, Fungus Among Us continues to identify fungi previously undocumented in the region. All new species are added to the Whistler Biodiversity Project catalogue for community use and benefit. The total number of fungi currently on the Whistler Biodiversity Project list is 865.

Go to the Festival Website

 

Schedule of Events:

(Virtual) Talks by Gurus 

  • Introducing the new go-to guidebook “Mushrooms of BC” by authors Andy Mackinnon and Kem Luther!
    • Long-time FAU gurus Andy and Kem proudly present their new book and how it will help you figure out what fungus is in front of your face.​
  • “Mushrooms and mental health” by Thom O’Dell
    • Thom presents a quick dive into recent research using mushrooms to treat addiction, Alzheimer’s, and more.​
  • ​Winners of the Fantastic Fungi Photo Contest
    • Announced by professional photographers Joern Rohde and Andy Dittrich.

When: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Via Zoom (check back here for link) and Facebook Live
Cost: Pay what you can (no ticket required)

Walk with Gurus

BC’s best lead walks at sites throughout Whistler. After registration, some groups will head out on foot and others will drive to trailheads. Please dress warmly. No dogs or collecting baskets.

When: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Meet at Myrtle Philip Community School, 6195 Lorimer Road
Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members (FREE for youth under 18 but must register at checkout and show proof of vaccination if 12+)

Buy tickets starting Oct. 4th at noon here!

Mushroom Display

Check out the day’s finds – you’ll see over 100 different types of mushrooms!

When: Sat., October 16, 2021 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Myrtle Philip Community School, 6195 Lorimer Road
Cost: Pay what you can (no ticket required)

Fantastic Fungi Photo Contest

Great prizes for winners in five different categories and draw prizes to participants who submit a photo for all categories. Photos must be taken after September 13, 2021 and submitted by October 13th. Learn how to enter here!  

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Presented by the Whistler Naturalists Society, this two-day mushroom festival from October 15th – 16th unites fungophiles around presentations and guided walks by mushroom experts, a gourmet wild mushroom tasting and a mushroom display, which allows participants to gather, share conversation and explore the day’s many finds. AWARE is proud to be the charitable partner for […]

Myrtle Philip Community School, 6195 Lorimer Road info@awarewhistler.org