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“Friends from the Field” Webinar Series
September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust are co-hosting a weekly webinar series titled “Friends from the Field,” featuring local naturalists, professionals from environmentally focused organizations and outdoor learning experts to share their knowledge, virtually, during a time when we can’t all be out in the field together.
The webinars take place live every Thursday from 4-5 p.m.
Scheduled for Sept. 17 is “Mushrooms in Maine: Good, Bad and Beautiful.” David Porter, retired from the University of Georgia, moved to Brooklin 14 years ago. He enjoys sharing his fascination with the natural history of mushroom fungi, and before the pandemic has led forays and offered classes.
In recent years, mushroom fungi have garnered increased recognition of their beneficial role in forest ecology. Mushrooms may be decomposers while others cooperate with trees for mutual benefit and communication. Interest in gathering wild foods has popularized foraging for edible mushrooms as well as the importance of recognizing those that may be poisonous. Natural history and edibility aside, mushrooms are organisms of remarkable beauty that are often underappreciated. We will share personal observations and scientific information in this illustrated talk to stimulate your curiosity and lower your gaze during your walk in the woods.
For more information, visit www.bluehillheritagetrust.org or email [email protected]