Volunteer Coordinator and Naturalist
Favorite Bird: “I’d have a long list if I could choose from categories, as I do have my favorites in each group. However, when narrowed down to just a single species, no other bird sets my soul ablaze like the Common Loon. Its haunting call, its unmistakable silhouette…I find every aspect of the bird simply enchanting.”
The Fantastic World of Fungi
Saturday, September 10, 2022
10:00am – 12:00pm EasternSharon, Connecticut
325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, 06069, CT
Program leaders will meet participants in the Sharon Audubon Center parking area.
Join mycology enthusiast John Wheeler in a discussion and exploration of our region’s fungal diversity. Participants will learn about species common to CT’s NW corner in a preliminary photo presentation before taking a stroll on the property to discover mushrooms in their habitat. This workshop will be very hands on, as participants will learn how to categorize specimens into their appropriate families for identification. Leave your collection baskets at home, but do bring any field guides you would like to use and your curiosity!
John Wheeler has been passionate about our local fungi for about 34 years. In 2000, he and two fellow mycophiles started the Berkshire Mycological Society and he became president in 2008. He has been an enthusiastic booster and teacher of all things fungal and would love to share some photos, lore, and insight about the world of fungi around us.
- Fee: $20/adult, $10/child
- Suitable for ages 8+
- Space is limited and pre-paid online reservations are required.
- Call 860-364-0520 or email Bethany at email@example.com with questions.
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