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Event: 'Wild Mushrooms Of Summer: An Identification Workshop' Print
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 9:00 am
Duration: 6 Hours

Author and noted amateur mycologist Greg A. Marley will be teaching the basic skills of mushroom identification: where to look and how to use wild mushrooms.  In the morning, he will give an overview of mushrooms including identification characteristics, the range of types, an understanding of mushroom ecology, and edibility, toxicology, and medicinal uses of mushrooms.  He will also address the best places to find mushrooms.  The powerpoint presentation is supported with handouts and a list of resources to guide future learning.  After lunch, Greg will lead a foraging walk to see and collect mushrooms in the field.  Field identification discussion will support the material addressed in the morning session and focus on those species available.  Mushrooms collected will be brought inside for further discussion.  If possible, the day will end with a simple saute of the edible mushrooms found so everyone is able to taste the wild mushrooms is interested.  The cost for the all day workshop is $60 for members/ $70 for non-members.  Participants should come prepared for both fieldwork and indoor discussion.  The workshop will be held rain or shine.  Greg A. Marley is the author of the 2009 Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeast G+Fungi and Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, The Love Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms published in 2010. Bring a bag lunch.  As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.

Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park
P.O. Box 1478  •  Rte. 172  •  Ellsworth, Maine 04605  •  (207) 667-8671