Mushroaming Online Classes


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Next class in late September:

Edible Mushrooms of the PNW - Fall Favorites

date to be announced - send me an email to get updated


Western Boletes - On Kings, Queens, Jacks and Beyond

by Daniel Winkler - link to bio

7 pm, April 15 2021

Boletes are some of the most beautiful, intriguing and tasty mushrooms in the world. No other mushroom has triggered more enthusiasm and love than boletes. Their culinary quality in connection with abundance and relative ease of identification have helped to turn especially King boletes into one of the most desired wild mushrooms.
Although we have in Western North America around 150 species out of thousands of macro-fungi, often there is plenty of situations when identifying a bolete can be challenging. Daniel will share what characteristics assure you a safe and accurate identification, what resources will help you to develop your improve your bolete ID skills and how to best find your beloved culinary gems by discussing habitat and seasonality for boletes in Western North America.


Spots are limited 

Admission is $10

if you have questions, need to pay by check or need reduced rate send me an email


Registration Link

Hot of the Press: MycoCards - Boletes of Western North America, 55 species presented on tarot-sized flash cards

Spring King - Boletus rex-veris in its habitat and in our basket.





some more detailed bolete info for the PNW I published online 10 years ago

Some Feedback Received for the Spring Mushroom Class:

That was a terrific class, thank you for all that information, delivered so humorously....
by Anna W.

The Spring Edibles webinar on Zoom worked out very well, and was highly informative. Thank you! I'm looking forward to the Boletes webinar. 
Patty C.

Really enjoyed your talk last night. It was fun and very informative, 
Elizabeth C.

I caught your class last night on spring fungi. Great class! Iot's of great info that’s very hard to get out of field guides
Zachary C.

Thank you for the super fun and informative webinar last night. Will definitely join for another! 
Carrie V.

I just wanted to thank you for the spring mushroom talk on Wednesday this week. I learned a ton! I also have been enjoying your Bolete flashcards. 
Dan L.



Edible Spring Mushrooms of the PNW

by Daniel Winkler - link to bio

7 pm March 24, 2021

This PNW Spring Edible Mushrooms class is designed for people new to foraging as well as experienced mushroom hunters who will be able to learn new fungal facts and tricks that will enrich your life and fridge. Daniel will focus on how, when and where to find our best spring mushrooms and how to identify them safely recommending the best mushroom reference materials for the PNW and how to use these resources. All this will be illustrated with Daniel's stunning mushroom photography. Mushrooms covered will include Natural, Landscape, Blonde & Fire Morels (Morchella spp.), Spring morels or Thimble caps (Verpa bohemica) and False morels (Gyromitra montana) and how to tell them apart and safely process and prepare them. Daniel will share where to find online maps to locate last year’s burns that should burst forth in morels in a few months; Also, there will be plenty of snow melt humidity lavishly soaking mountain soils, which should not only benefit morels but also delicious Spring Kings (Boletus rex-veris) in the Cascades. A fairly easy to find low-land spring fruiter is the always abundant Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) that also has great medicinal qualities. Furthermore short-lived, but long loved Shaggy Manes (Coprinus comatus) can fruit in spring as well. The similar, but much smaller, less glorious, still enjoyable backyard & park edible Mica caps (Coprinellus micaceus) has already started to fruit and will be going for awhile. And there are several other spring & year-round mushrooms that will be covered.

Furthermore, Daniel will share ideas how to prepare your delicious spring mushrooms and will be open to questions.

Looking very much forward meeting you at the webinar!

Spots are limited and registration started already.
Admission is $10

if you have questions, need to pay by check or need reduced rate send me an email

Registration Link




A nice nest of Morchella tridentina, a "Natural" blonde morel in the black morel clade.

What an awesome Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus group) fruiting growing on a dead alder!

Beautiful Caloscypha fulgens fruits at the same time morels do, but is not edible.

Probably a young Snyder's morel (Morchella snyderi), one of our "Naturals", meaning they fruit without fire occurrence.

Morchella exima group, one of the common early fire morels

The Spring King, Boletus rex-veris, what an awesome mushroom!
Here front and back side from our new Boletes flash card deck that contains 55 Western species, available here


Gyromita montana, when well cooked a harmless and tasty False morel. My knife is available here


Stuffed morels! Filling made out of saffron rice, goat cheese, fried minced morel stems with onions & garlic, yummy!

A fresh Mica cap, Coprinellus micaceus. Mica refers to the fine grains that usually wash away with the first rain.

2 of Daniel's handy fold-out field guides, available here




Last edited on Fri, July 16, 2021, 3:37 pm