Jan 28 or Feb 11: Fun with Fungus Fundamentals, Pt 2: Fun in the Field!


We’ll go exploring for the entirety of this class, applying the skills introduced in Part I on January 14 in search of examples of the wide variety of fungi that occurs at Hidden Villa during the rainy season. Slime molds are not true fungi, but we’ll include them anyway, just for fun. We’ll search for examples of “mycelial networks” in action, “purple fuzz,” fungi eating other fungi, organisms that live on or in fungi, and more. It is recommended, although not required, to attend the “fungi-mentals” class on 1/14 to get the most out of this class.

Good to Know

1. Heavy rain cancels, as most class activities take place outdoors.  Dress in layers for variable weather.

2. Classes may involve 1-2 miles of gentle walking.

3. Masks are optional unless Santa Clara County enters a high risk level.


All Classes in the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series are $30/person.

If you are an individual planning to take 4 classes in the series, you can sign-up for the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series Bundle on the previous page for $100 for any four classes.

Who Is This For?

Motivated students of nature, of any age.  Children 12 and younger need to be accompanied by a registered adult.