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Mushroom Identification for Beginners

  • Ansonia Nature Center 10 Deerfield Road Ansonia, CT, 06401 United States (map)

What are those weird things that pop up in the woods after the rain? Are you mystified by wild mushrooms? Curious? Scared? Or do they make you hungry? Join a foraging family who hunt, photograph, identify, and eat the fungi in New England. The three foragers are from southeast CT and members of the CT Valley Mycological Society, Connecticut–Westchester Mycological Association, and the North American Mycological Association. This program will dispel myths, teach how to safely identify mushrooms, and discuss mycophagy, the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms. Bring mushrooms you find in your yard and we’ll use our newly learned skills to identify them. 

$5 per person.

Please contact the Ansonia Nature Center to register.