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BLACK MOUNTAIN — A virtual workshop on hunting, identifying, and preparing edible and medicinal mushrooms of the Southern Appalachians will be held via Zoom from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Monday, May 10.

“Hunting Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms” will be led by Willie Dodson, a mushroom hunter and grower from Southwest Virginia. There are dozens of varieties of edible mushrooms in the Southern Appalachians. Dodson will provide an overview of where and how to gather morels, and how to avoid potentially dangerous look-alikes.

The talk is part of the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center’s virtual discussion series that explores regional history and Appalachian identity.

“So many of the historic details of life in Western North Carolina are part of larger patterns that affected people across the mountain South. We wanted to create a series that helped audiences to understand the connections between local and regional experiences,” said Saro Lynch-Thomason with the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center .

Cost is $8 for museum members; $12 for nonmembers. Zoom links will be provided upon registration. Click here to register.