Not a plant, not an animal… so what are they? This month, we will be hosting our first Mushroom Walk, led by Josie Laing, our botany tech. She is still in the process of learning about fungi herself but looks forward to sharing what she has begun to understand thus far and helping guide others into this fantastic world. The walk will take place at Hawthorne Valley and won’t be centered around foraging or the uses of mushrooms (or collecting) but will explore the different life histories and physiologies there are, what to look for when identifying them, and which of them are often found in our landscape.
As of now, the walk will be held on Wednesday, July 19 from 4-6 pm. However, mushrooms are elusive creatures, so if we find that the forest is too dry for the fungi to reveal themselves in the days prior to the walk, then we may postpone for another day. Please email Josie to register for this offering.