Saturday, August 19 1:00- 4:00 pm
Mount Prospect provides a widely diverse and rich fungal habitat. Ever wonder about the hundreds of miles of mycelium beneath our feet, of which we see only the fruiting bodies? Or which mushrooms are poisonous or edible?
Join us on Saturday, August 19th, from 1:00 – 4:00 for a Mushroom Walk at the Weeks State Park with Eric Milligan of the New Hampshire Mushroom Company.
Participants will observe, collect, and receive hands-on experience with different types of fungi found in the area, and learn how fungi play an integral role in the forest ecosystem.
Meet on the porch of the Summit Lodge prior to 1:00. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear good walking shoes—we will be walking some distance over uneven ground. You may wish to bring sun or tick protection. This program is free, but space is limited. Please pre-register in advance so that we can let you know of any changes in the schedule.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. and put the word “Mushroom” in the subject line. You will receive an auto-response, confirming our receipt of your request. An additional email will follow, containing more information for participants.
Bio: Eric Milligan, an avid mushroom forager, began his study of fungi around 2002. Ten years later, he and his partners turned their hobby into a profession: New Hampshire Mushroom Company. In addition to providing fresh specialty mushrooms throughout New England, NHMC also educates the public about all things mushroom through a multitude of mushroom-related classes, and tours of their unique growing facility in Tamworth.