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November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Mushroom Walk and Talk

The weather is cooler and the days are becoming shorter. This coincides with the emergence of mushrooms, or fungi. Mushrooms are a vital part of the forest ecosystem. On this Explorer Day, we will go on a mushroom hunt. We will learn about the different kinds of mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest. Some are safe to eat and others are not. Can we figure out how to tell the difference?

We will be joining our Nature Mentor Katie Turner from the CRD on a walk through the beautiful Francis/King Regional Park. The park is home to some of the largest Douglas fir trees in the Victoria area, and hopefully a lot of mushrooms!

WHERE: We will meet at the Francis King Nature Centre (next to the parking lot) Saanich, Francis/King Regional Park.

COME PREPARED: Wear warm layers for being outdoors in the woods; it can get chilly among the trees.
Bring your magnifying glass if you have it and don’t forget your NatureKids passports!

Please RSVP here if you can make it.


November 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.