In person at Como Park in St. Paul — picnic area northwest of Estabrook Drive & Midway Parkway (near the zoo).
Tanner Barnharst will share the basics of mycology (the study of fungi, including mushrooms) using preserved and fresh mushroom specimens. He will share what makes Minnesota a unique environment particularly suited to the mushrooming hobby. Tanner will provide additional resources to learn more about the hobby and concrete steps for how you too can get out there and enjoy the world of mushrooming! Tanner encourages you to come prepared with questions and a readiness to get your hands on some mushrooms! He will leave plenty of time for questions, sample handling, and audience participation.
Tanner is a board member of the Minnesota Mycological Society (MMS) and has been leading mushroom forays and performing identification for the last seven (7) years. Tanner holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree where he used fungi for environmental remediation. Tanner grew up in the SE part of the metro Twin Cities and has been a lover of the outdoors since childhood. He currently resides in Minneapolis and enjoys spending his time hiking, camping, mushrooming, and reading.