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MAGICAL, MYSTERIOUS, MUSHROOMS

Sunday, October 14. Time:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Meet at the kiosk at the last parking lot at Taylor Head Provincial Park.
Level of difficulty – Moderate

Please note: This is not an official Nova Scotia Mycological Society event.

Forests would not grow without them. Orchids wouldn’t bloom without them, and some even glow in the dark. Throughout history, mushrooms have been regarded with fear and fascination. Learn the facts about what is edible and what is poisonous, and where (and when) to find them. Discover how mushrooms (fungi) are absolutely essential to our well being.

Leader Dr. Scott Cunningham has a doctorate in molecular biology with a specialty in the mushroom flora of the region.  He’s also the co-founder of the Halifax Field Naturalists.

Find out what is fact and what is fantasy, what is edible and what is poisonous and where (and when) to find them. Discover how fungi are absolutely essential to our well-being. You’ll learn more about this much-maligned group of organisms.

You will encounter rugged terrain so it is advised to wear appropriate hiking boots or sneakers. Bring water, snacks or a lunch, and don’t forget your camera.

There is no rain date because mushrooms love moisture, right?

Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207

Smiley's Provincial Park May 27, 2018