The summer may not have been the best for visits to the beach, but ducks, frogs, and mushrooms were happy with the frequent rain! Join us for a mid-autumn hike where we will look for what mushrooms are still fruiting. We will chat about basic anatomy and diagnostic features for identifying mushrooms as well as how to identify a few beginner edible mushrooms and their closest non-edible look-alikes. Some potential species of fungi we may see at this time of the year include chicken of the woods, hen of the woods, shrimp of the woods, old man of the woods, various coral and ramaria spp, oysters, honey mushrooms, and the iconic fly agaric.
Adam studied math at UMass Dartmouth where he focused on complex systems and networks before studying Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University where he studied coupled human and natural systems under climate change. He is a biophile, amateur naturalist, enthusiastic teacher, and proud father.
We will be meeting at the Shoolman Preserve, located near 204 New Bedford Road, Rochester, just west of Captain Bonney’s Ice Cream. Off-street parking is available in the area marked with a Rochester Land Trust/Mattapoisett Land Trust sign. The kiosk is at the parking area.
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