Mushroom identification specialist Alan Rockefeller will lead a mushroom hunt in Berkeley on Sunday, December 23 at 2pm. Attendees will learn the names and edibility of all of the mushrooms we find and are encouraged to bring mushrooms and mushroom photos for identification. Collecting of edible and toxic mushrooms is permitted, any hallucinogenic mushrooms we see will only be photographed and must be left where they were. Bring a cell phone, point, and shoot or DSLR camera and tripod. Photography instruction will be provided to show you how to take the best possible mushroom photos with whatever kind of equipment you bring.
Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist living in Oakland. He spends half the year hunting mushrooms in Mexico where he documents a wide variety of fungal species. His experience in the field has focuses on mushroom identification, DNA analysis, microscopy, and photography.
In the lab Alan sequences the DNA of mushrooms from all over the world, gaining new insights into existing species, discovering new ones and eliminating duplicates in the taxonomic record.
10 dollar suggested a donation.
By donating to this event you will help Alan do his work in the field as an independent mycologist, the SF Psychedelic Society, and The Omni Commons, a trifecta of open source, community-centered people and organizations. Thank you for your support this Holiday Season.