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Mushroom ID with Greg Marley

Posted May 14, 2012, at 11:56 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine

For more information: Gary Hayward; 586-6752; hvnc.org

You are invited to spend the day with the noted amateur mycologist Greg Marley as he helps us to build skills and confidence in identifying Maine mushrooms.

•Learn how to identify mushrooms and what you need to know to collect them safely,

•Know the best edible and medicinal mushrooms and how to avoid toxic mushrooms.

•Take a foraging hike and collect what mushrooms are fruiting,

•Learn tips to prepare & preserve wild edibles,

•Learn about the ecology of mushrooms as well as the folklore surrounding them.

Reservations required as space is limited! $60/$50 for HVNC members.

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