January 20, 2013: One of the best ways to learn about wild mushrooms is to accompany an experienced mushroom person into the field. Last Sunday mycologist Gregg Miller took 16 visitors on a 3-hour mushroom foray out on the beautiful Reserve. He started the event with a hands-on session where he displayed and taught about different types of fungi and their uses. Visitors also learned some of the methods used in identifying them. Afterwards we explored shady areas of the trails and under The Mother Oak tree. It was fascinating to see the variety of colors, shapes, types, and sizes (very tiny to big and bulbous). The mushroom walk was a relaxing, interesting and fun way to learn more about the wonders of the natural world!
If you missed January’s Mushroom Walk, there are two more in February! The next Mushroom Walks are on February 10th and 24th.