Marvelous Mushrooms: Learn about the fungi of Thorne Head Preserve

Posted Sept. 19, 2013, at 10:55 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Thorne Head Preserve, High Street, Bath , Maine

For more information: Becky Kolak; 442-8400;

BATH, Maine — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public on Thursday, Oct. 3 ,to join Maine Master Naturalist Volunteers, Fred Cichocki and Becky Kolak, to discover the marvels of mushrooms. Participants are to meet at 9 a.m. at the kiosk of KELT’s Thorne Head Preserve in Bath.

The fleshy, above-ground, fruiting bodies of fungi, mushrooms are a common sight in the New England wooded landscape. Dr. Cichocki and Kolak will lead hikers throughout the preserve looking for and identifying the common species of mushrooms. Learn the basics about these spore-bearing toadstools and their important roles in the forest habitat.

Participants should come prepared to hike trails in the rain or shine. To reach the Thorne Head Preserve, go north on High Street, which dead ends into the preserve parking lot. For more information, contact Becky Kolak at or 442-8400 or visit

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains eight preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 2,102 acres of land since founding in 1989.