Above: These “enchanted mushrooms” were photographed in Acton, MA. This Sunday, Southborough residents will get a chance to discover 30-50 different species of mushrooms in our town forest. (Photo posted to Flickr by Elliot Gilfix)
If you were to ask me to list organisms that are essential to almost every habitat, mushrooms wouldn’t have made my list. But given the cycle of life, it certainly makes sense.
This Sunday, two town committees will be opening residents eyes to the importance of how mushrooms relate to their habitat.
So, pull out your mud boots. Southborough Open Space Preservation Commission and Stewardship Committee are inviting adults in the community to join them on a “Mushroom Walk”.
The walk will be led by mycologist Lawrence Millman and author of Fascinating Fungi of New England. (The book will be available for purchase.)
Traversing our town forest, walkers will identify 30-50 species of mushrooms.
The walk will be held this Sunday, October 26, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. The group will convene at Town Forest Trailhead, at the end of Walnut Drive (off Oak Street)
The walk is rain or shine and may go off trail. Walkers should dress for protection from ticks, poison ivy, mud and puddles.
With all that in mind, it’s not surprising this walk is for adults only.
For details, click on the flyer to enlarge. (Or click here to open a pdf.)
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