May 28, 2020
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“How to eat mushrooms safely” – Mushroom Identification and Foray

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Take the first steps towards a safe meal from the forest by learning how to identify mushrooms properly. During this workshop Seanna Annis, State Mycologist, will introduce key elements of mushroom identification, take you on a foray and help you identify the collected specimens.
Fungi are also used in dyeing of fabric, wool and paper. Be prepared to explore colour with us.
We will be using the key: Mushrooms of Northeast North America by George Barron. If you are a beginner, you might consider borrowing a field guide so you can experiment with what suits you best.
What to bring:
 Basket or a sturdy box/bucket to place mushrooms
 Wax paper bags or small brown paper bags
 Foldaway knife
 Notebook
 Lunch & water

Please register by October 14, 2016 – call 207-394-2171 or email us at web@hirundomaine.org. Suggested donation $15.

Directions from the south: Take the I-95 N. Take the ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Go 0.3 mi to the end of the off ramp. At the stop sign, turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red signs on your right (north side of Rt. 43) at the entrance of Gate 1. Take Gate 1 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking area. Follow the sign to the Parker Reed shelter. Street address for Gate 1 – 1107 West Old Town Road Old Town, ME 04468