Mushroom Day at Beazell Memorial Forest on Nov. 5 will feature morning and afternoon sessions. (Photo provided by Benton County)

A program that provides an introductory exploration of Pacific Northwest mushrooms is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 5, at Beazell Memorial Forest, organizers announced.

The program, which is catered to beginners and open to all ages, leads participants through mushroom-themed activities and a guided walk to identify mushroom species on trails. Activities include a Kid Zone specially designed for young explorers aged 12 and under.

Organizers said that participants should note that while the event emphasizes learning and appreciation, mushroom collection will not be a part of the activities.

The admission is $25 for adults ($31 out of city). Children 12 and under are free.

Online registration is available here for a morning session (9-11:30 a.m.) and here for an afternoon session (1-3:30 p.m.). Registration can also be done via phone at 541-766-6918.

The event is a joint effort between Benton County Natural Areas & Parks, Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Corvallis Environmental Center, Oregon State University Department of Botany & Plant Pathology and The Mushroomery.