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Felting Mushrooms of the Bog

Are you captivated by the hidden world of fungi? Do you yearn to explore bog habitats and create whimsical mushroom masterpieces? Look no further!

Begin your day with a guided tour of our unique 10,000-year-old peat bog. Our skilled naturalists will immerse you in the science behind bogs—discover how these enchanting wetland ecosystems support diverse life forms, including fascinating fungi.

After exploring the bog habitat, you’ll be brimming with inspiration! Join our felting workshop, led by specialist Dr. Alison Webb, a Shadow board member and founder of Pacific Northwest Biology. Dr. Webb will provide step-by-step instructions on needle felting techniques, allowing you to sculpt your very own Amanita mushroom. Whether you’re a beginner or have experience in needle felting, this workshop promises a delightful blend of art, science, and nature.


All proceeds from this workshop will go directly to SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve to support their education and wetland conservation missions. 

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

Saturday, June 29th

1 - 4 pm 

$65 - includes all supplies, felting instruction, and guided bog tour

For registration, please visit the SHADOW website:

Event Registration


Felting Mushrooms of the PNW

In this 2-hour workshop, we will learn about mushrooms found in our state while we practice needle felting techniques. Participants will leave with a felted mushroom of their making! The project will change with the seasons, each featuring a popular mushroom in our state.​

Winter: Wood Conks

Spring: Morels

Summer: Lobster Mushrooms

Fall: Chanterelles

At the following King County Libraries in 2024:

For registration information, please visit the KCLS website and events calendar.

Shoreline Library: January 13th (Wood Conks)

Issaquah Library: January 14th (Wood Conks)

Issaquah Library:  March 3rd (Morels)
Federal Way Library: March 9th (Morels)

Mercer Island Library: April 6th (Morels)

Des Moines Library: April 13th (Morels)

Duvall Library:  June 30th (Lobsters)

White Center Library:  July 6th (Lobsters)

Sammamish Library:  August 20th (Lobsters) (Teens & Adults)

Woodinville Library:  September 7th (Lobsters) (Teens & Adults)

Renton Highlands Library: September 11th (Chanterelles)

Kent Panther Lake Library: September 24th (Chanterelles)

Maple Valley Library: November 9th (Chanterelles)

Kent Library: December 3rd (Chanterelles)

Bothell Library: December 7th (Chanterelles)

KCLS Event Registration

Many of these workshops are offered at King County Library System locations in Western Washington State. Registration is required, and it can be completed at by searching for an event under the calendar tab.

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