On the hunt for mushrooms at UBC


Chicken of the woods, fairy ring, rosy gomphidius, bear’s head tooth — B.C. mushroom varieties are as colourful as their names, and many of them can be found right here on campus.

On a Tuesday several weeks ago, about 80 people filled the Van Dusen Botanical Garden. They were walking around tables covered in mushrooms. Most of the mushrooms were carefully placed on paper napkins, so people could come up to the tables and pick them up to inspect them. Some even smelled them.

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