There’s a fungus among us: 2 weekend events

Please forgive me. I couldn’t resist that headline. Who could?

This year has been really great for mushrooms. On a recent hike, I saw them everywhere.

Apparently, I’m not the only one.

WTA has a pretty slideshow of fungus photos that have been submitted to their trail reports.

If you’re fascinated by fungus, there are two events this weekend you should know about.

First, the Snohomish County Mycological Society has a free show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Forest Park in Everett. You can view hundreds of mushrooms and search for fairies in the enchanted forest display. There will be a mushroom identification class at 1 p.m. If you can’t get enough mushrooms, check out the society’s huge photo collection online.

Second, the Puget Sound Mycological Society’s 50th annual wild mushroom show is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Seattle. It’s at The Mountaineers, 7700 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle. You’ll be able to see a huge variety of mushrooms, taste mushrooms and shop for field guides, T-shirts or tools for the serious mycologist. There are also a number of educational lectures. Get more details here.

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Life

Animal Chaplain Shel Graves has her dog Lily pose for a photo in her home office on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Is your dog or cat grieving? There’s an animal chaplain for that

Chaplains offer spiritual care for beings of all species: “Absolutely, animals do feel grief and loss.”

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

What do Patti Labelle, John Legend, Mudhoney, Dwight Yoakam have in common? They’re all performing locally this weekend.

Crape Myrtle
Hardiness, hotter summers helping colorful crape myrtles find homes here

Many are hardy enough, but we were never hot enough. In recent summers, however, I’ve seen them blooming in local gardens.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … glace? Well, in France, yes.

This ice cream vendor toy, which sold for $1,800 at auction, reminds us of France’s role in popularizing the summer treat.

Lily of the Scheherazade variety with red-white flowers from the Oriental-Tubular (OT) hybrids group. Decorative plant in the garden
Great Plant Pick: Scheherazade Orienpet Lily

What: Once mature, this giant lily makes a stunning presence in the… Continue reading

The 2024 Ford F-150 full-size pickup. The Platinum trim is shown here. (Photo provided by Ford)
2024 Ford F-150 is a cornucopia of varieties

2024 Ford F-150 is a cornucopia of varieties

The 2025 Lexus UX 300h is the luxury brand’s smallest and most affordable SUV. (Photo provided by Lexus)
2025 Lexus UX 300h gets more horsepower, keeps great MPG

The luxury brand’s smallest SUV is available only as a hybrid.

The 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ hybrid powertrain produces 304 horsepower. (Photo provided by Lexus)
2024 Lexus RX 450h+ has a 37-mile electric drive range

The latest RX hybrid is a plug-in available only in the Luxury trim.

2024 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Peak Edition
2024 VW Atlas SEL Peak Edition

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Peak Edition felt familiar and cozy, no… Continue reading

My Apple Vacations voucher doesn’t work! Can I get a refund?

A travel advisor offers Cathy Balsewich an expried $200 credit at a hotel in the Turks and Caicos. Who is responsible?

Dresden detour: Spend a day strolling this vibrant, historic German city

While its streets paint a portrait of its highest highs and lowest lows, Dresden today is in an era of cultural rebirth.

Show, don’t tell: Mindful parents set kids up to learn through experiences

How might the decisions I make for my children today set the stage for their skills, knowledge and attitudes as adults?

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.